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USA supplying weapons to Sri Lanka

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    USA supplying weapons to Sri Lanka

    These revelations will demonstrate the depth of American support to Sri Lanka.

    There are heavy presence of American Manufactured Air-to-surface missiles, Air-to-air missiles, Cluster bombs & Laser Guided Bombs used by SLAF Kfir jets.

    (SLAF Kfir jets also Upgraded to Kfir C.10 : The most important change is the adaptation of the Elta EL/M-2032 radar. Other changes include HMD capability and two 127*177mm MFD's)

    Americans have supplied the SLAF with a Withheld Numbers of Star SAFIRE II Surveillance Cameras.

    These New UAV Cameras are generations ahead of the Surveillance Cameras already on SLAF Aircrafts. The quality in the images provided have given the SLAF a huge tactical advantage. The Camera s Zoom capability and Sensor quality have had a big impact on the quality of the intelligence provided.

    The Star SAFIRE II Series has the following characteristics:

    (A) -- Gen 3 Thermal Imager (3-5 m) with 29x Zoom ratio
    (B) -- Gen 2 Thermal Imager (8-12 m) with 29x Zoom ratio
    (C) -- Colour Zoom Camera with 18x Zoom ratio
    (D) -- Laser Range Finder
    (E) -- Laser Range Designator

    Americans have supplied unknown numbers of Blue Horizon 2 UAV'S. The Blue Horizon 2 is produced by the E.M.I.T. Aviation Consult LTD.

    Characteristic missions include:

    -- Intelligence gathering.
    -- Close support operations.
    -- Target acquisition.
    -- Weapon guidance.
    -- Battle damage assessment.

    Apart from its attractive price, the UAV offered the SLAF considerably longer endurance missions.

    The performance specifications for the Blue Horizon 2:

    -- Service altitude - 18000ft
    -- Speed - 60-120kias (at 2000 ft altitude)
    -- Flight endurance - 16 hrs (70kias, 5000ft altitude)

    SLAF - Sri Lanka Air force

    EXPOSED -- SLAF`s NEW UAV - Sri Lanka
     
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    Kfir C.10 jets