- Iron Sting is yet one more technology to come out of Elbit and Israel’s wheelhouse of precision future weapons that are transforming the battlefield.
- Iron Sting is considering to be able to change the outcome of the battlefield thanks to its powerful destructive power with almost absolute accuracy.
srael unveiled its new Iron Sting this week, a precision laser and GPS-guided mortar munition. The Directorate of Defense Research and Development in the Ministry of Defense, the Israel Defense Force’s Ground Forces and Elbit Systems revealed the new technology. Elbit System is one of Israel’s three leading defense giants. In the past, it has partnered with Israel’s government on new “artillery of the future” a fully-integrated artillery solution that will be smarter than systems in the past.
The Iron Sting system uses both GPS and laser global positioning technology, bringing the accuracy of Israeli ground forces to a new level. GPS can be jammed, which is the main navigation system, but when needed, the mortars can be guided in a targeted laser beam, creating a formidable new weapon against enemies in crowded urban environment. When the mortar reaches the highest point in its flight trajectory, the wings are activated and the bullet can be orbited.
To give the artillery a flexible trajectory, the weapon developers equipped Iron Sting with its own software unlike any other weapon. When fired from the Spear self-propelled mortar system, Iron Sting bullets give the enemy almost no chance to intercept and counterattack no matter how advanced they have the defense system because Spear is very maneuverable. . While the enemy’s interception system had not been able to determine the coordinates, the Spear mortar could maneuver to another location after firing it.