“Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza saw the first use by the Israel Defense Forces of the Matador WB, a wall-breaching munition developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Dynamit Nobel Defense that blows holes in buildings for passage or to attack enemies inside. Infantry brigades received the anti-structure munition shortly before hostilities began on Dec. 27. The Matador is a shoulder-launched weapon with fire-from-enclosure capability and recoil-damping launch. It opens man-sized holes in ...


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