Hammer was used in Lybia against Kadhafi army (it destroyed a jet on the ground, and a lot of tanks and artillery), Syria, and more than probably when a secret strike hit a turkish air base in Lybia this summer.
I see Hammer in IAF as an urgent stop gap, waiting for SPICE integration in 2022. Probably in small quantity.
But it offers more versatility than a classical glide bomb, so I think IAF will appreciate it
With a strike range of 20 to 70-km, the Hammer munitions are designed to destroy bunkers, hardened shelters and other targets in all terrains, including the mountainous one in Ladakh. “The emergency procurement of the munitions was inked last month with France, which is expediting the...