Israel’s New Ballistic Missile Firing Trial Deemed a Success

The launch of the new ballistic missile. (IAI)

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has completed a dual operational firing trial of LORA (Long-Range Artillery Weapon System), a precise ballistic strike missile, the IAI said Tuesday. The trial was designed and performed under coronavirus restrictions.

Held in the open sea, the trial included the launch of two long-range LORA missiles to a predefined hit point at sea. The complex trial included two scenarios to test and demonstrate LORA’s advanced capabilities. The first scenario involved a short-range launch to 90 km and the second to a long range of 400 km.

In its ground version, the weapon system was deployed on a ship in the open sea to comply with the safety requirements of trials of this type. The missile was launched from an operational system that comprises a command trailer and a ground launcher.

Under both scenarios, the missile was launched to its trajectory, navigated its course to the target, and hit it with precision. Both the weapon system and the missile successfully met all of the trial’s objectives.

Developed by IAI’s MALAM division, LORA is a sea-to-ground and ground-to-ground system which comprises a long-range ballistic missile, a unique launcher, a command and control system, and a ground/marine support system. The LORA system provides ballistic assault capabilities for multiple ranges with a precision level of 10 meters CEP.

LORA was developed at IAI’s Systems, Missiles & Space Group.

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