The Indian Air Force is all set to get the Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Griffin 3 laser-guided bomb.
Made by IAI's MBT division, the Griffin 3 is said to be the most advanced version of a combat-proven guidance kit that effectively converts "dumb" bombs into precise weapons, claiming a circular error of probability of less than 2 metres (6.5ft).
The Griffin 3 conversion kit is compatible with the Mk82/83/84 general purpose bomb series.
The kit comprises a front guidance section and a rear section that has steering fins. It provides a 12 kilometre (6.5 nautical miles) stand-off range against ground targets, and allows its flight trajectory and impact angle to be pre-programmed.
MBT claims the kit costs a lot lesser than comparable weapon systems.