Hezbollah Fighter Fires ‘Almas’ ATGM at Israel-Lebanon Border

This footage, provided by a Hezbollah media outlet, shows one of their militants firing an Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) at the border between Lebanon and Israel, ostensibly scoring several hits on vehicles and targets there.


The Almas is an unlicensed, reverse-engineered copy of Israel’s Spike ATGM, which can be fired in a lock-on, fire-and-forget configuration or fire-observe-update mode, in which case the missile can be steered and oriented via fiber optic link. It is principally used to attack targets from the top down, as seen here, in much the same manner as the vaunted Javelin system. The original Israeli Spike platform was unveiled in the 1980s, whereas the Almas copy was released in 2022. It is another in the seemingly endless examples of Iran designing and disseminating weapons to terrorist organizations.


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This footage, provided by a Hezbollah media outlet, shows one of their militants firing an Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) at the border between Lebanon and Israel, ostensibly scoring several hits on vehicles and targets there.


The Almas is an unlicensed, reverse-engineered copy of Israel’s Spike ATGM, which can be fired in a lock-on, fire-and-forget configuration or fire-observe-update mode, in which case the missile can be steered and oriented via fiber optic link. It is principally used to attack targets from the top down, as seen here, in much the same manner as the vaunted Javelin system. The original Israeli Spike platform was unveiled in the 1980s, whereas the Almas copy was released in 2022. It is another in the seemingly endless examples of Iran designing and disseminating weapons to terrorist organizations.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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