Delilah Missiles

Footage from a Delilah missile before hitting a target in Syria. Photo: Israeli Air Force

Many variations have been developed, but all marketed under the same name.

Delilah is a long distance, electro-optic cruise missile made by Israeli Military Industries (IMI). Its early development started in the 1970’s, first operational use in the 1980’s and it has since been constantly developed. It is an airborne missile is used both against ground and airborne targets, and both stationary and mobile targets.

In 2018 the cruise missile was used by the Israeli air force to bomb targets in Syria. It was also used in the 2006 Lebanese-Israeli war.

Sold to:

Israel

A sale deal with Vietnam is currently being negotiated.

Company:

Israeli Military Industries

Delilah Missiles

Electro-Optic Cruise Missiles

Delilah is a long distance, electro-optic cruise missile made by Israeli Military Industries (IMI). Its early development started in the 1970’s, first operational use in the 1990’s and it has since been constantly developed. It is an airborne missile is used both against ground and airborne targets, and both stationary and mobile targets.

Many variations have been developed, but all marketed under the same name.

Use by Israeli forces:

Operational in the Israeli Air Force since 1994. In 2018 the cruise missile was used by the Israeli air force to bomb targets in Syria.[1] It was also used in the 2006 Lebanese-Israeli war.[2] In an article from 2012 in the official website of the Israeli Army they mention that both the F-16 Fighter Jet and the Delilah missile were “used in pinpoint strikes”.[3]

Footage from a Delilah missile hitting a target in Syria. Photo: Israeli Air Force