Reports suggest that future acts of aggression by Israel will involve the use of a state-of-the-art projectile, which Tel Aviv already tested in its war on Lebanon in 2006.
The smart hardware, named ‘July,’ is to come as a “surprise in the next war,” according senior Israeli army officers, Lebanese Naharnet, quoted a Thursday report by the Israeli Maariv daily as saying.
The military has for decades refrained from sharing information about the missile.
Noted for its anti-tank capabilities, which are closely rivaled by the best in the world, the missile is to be presented to the public in several weeks’ time.
‘July’ owes its name to the 2006 war Israel wagged on southern Lebanon, which left about 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, dead and damaged the country’s infrastructure.
However, the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, forced Israel into withdrawal without having achieved any of its objectives.
Hezbollah has vowed to respond with determination to any potential Israel-launched wars. The resistance movement has publicly announced that it has the capability to hit targets deep inside Israel and to strike Israeli Navy vessels even before they reach Lebanese waters.