01 March 2016 airrecognition
The Israel-based company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently unveiled a new concept using ground-based ballistic missiles as air-launched weapons. IAI's new Sky Sniper has been developped as an autonomous, air-to-ground precision strike missile, as explained in a video posted by the company on Feb. 28, 2016.
Powered by a rocket motor, the SkySniper is a fast response, high velocity impact, stand off weapon for multiple types of targets. Designed as an affordable weapon, the SkySniper uses GPS/INS guiding system to achieve pinpoint targeting under all weather conditions. Coordinates and trajectory commands can be loaded to each missile on the ground or in the air, by the pilot, prior to launch.