To Target Israel, Iran's 'Suitcase' GPS Kits Turn Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided Missiles

February 21, 2019


Neri Zilber


The Daily Beast

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Iran is refitting thousands of unguided rockets in Syria and Lebanon with Global Positioning System (GPS) components in order to increase their precision, according to Israeli military officers. These GPS kits are the size of a small suitcase and can be transported easily, either by ground via Iraq, or through the air to Syria or Lebanon. They can be installed on any unguided rocket within a few hours, rendering it capable of landing within a few meters of a target. In Lebanon, Iran is apparently focused on increasing the accuracy of Hezbollah's stockpile of 14,000 Zelzal-2 rockets.