A different system, which can also be deployed with
the MLRS platform is the ground-launched version of the IMI Delilah
precision attack loitering missile. The Air to Ground version of this
missile, known as "Hanit" (spear) is already deployed with the Israel
Air Force, IMI is offering a ground launched version of the missile.
To demonstrate A ground launch capability, the company recently
launched a booster-augmented version of the missile,. The rocket
booster provides initial acceleration and altitude positioning the
missile in optimal conditions to start the jet engine and for the
Delilah-GLís (the ground version) and -SL
(for the naval version) missiles are offering surface-to-surface
attack capability with the same performance as the air to ground
attack missile. Delila GL is designed for operation from standard
artillery rocket systems, such as IMI's autonomous rocket launchers,
carrying two missiles each. The missile can also be used to accurately
engage surface vessels at sea, with precision and ranges exceeding all
current coastal defenses.
Delilah-GL has a maximum range of 150 km using autonomous navigation
and guidance. With a modular design that provides high operational
flexibility, including loitering and re-attack with man-in-the-loop
control capability, Delilah provides a cost effective weapon capable
of engaging maneuvering and relocated targets at high precision,
ensuring target engagement and destruction with pinpoint accuracy
during day, night and adverse weather.
The missile uses an Electro-Optical (EO) target
seeker, transferring the target image back to the controller via and
data-link for final, visual verification prior to the final attack. At
this phase, the controller can confirm the target and pursue with the
attack or abort and order the Delilah to loiter, re-attack or seek
another target. Continuous image transmission until impact enables the
controller to assess the precision and effects of the attack for
Battle Damage Assessment (BDA).