The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced on 7 March that the Rafael SPICE 1000 guided bomb had reached initial operational capability (IOC) on its F-16C/D Barak fighter aircraft following a series of trials.
The IAF said the guided bomb was integrated in recent months by the 190th and 110th Fighter Squadrons, which operate F-16C/Ds out of Ramat David Air Force Base in northern Israel.
As part of the IOC process, the IAF defined the Spice 1000’s wartime operational procedures. “The tests were completed successfully in August  and the munition was officially integrated into operational activity,” it stated.
F-16I and F-15 squadrons are next in line to receive the weapon.
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