Israel Conducts Ballistic Missiles Trial with the LORA Weapon System

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced yesterday that it has successfully completed an operational dual firing trial with the LORA Weapon System. 

The test included the launch of two long-range LORA missiles to a pre-defined hit point at sea. Targets hit were at the distance of 90km and 400 km. Furthermore, the missile launch took place from an operational system that comprises a command trailer and a ground launcher

"The trial was designed and performed under COVID-19 restrictions as part of IAI’s work plan," said IAI statement.

Israeli military supported with carrying out the test. It involved a land-based LORA launcher, embarked on a ship to “comply with the safety requirements of trials of this type”, IAI said.

Boaz Levy, IAI's executive vice president said:

“The complex trial, performed under COVID-19 limitations, demonstrated the advanced capabilities of both IAI and LORA, our strategic missile system."

Moreover, Levy added that the trial tested the system’s maneuvering, strike, and precision. Also, it tested the technological developments and enhancements introduced.

Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the news and said: " We continue to guarantee Israel’s security in both offensive and defensive means."

Both Israel and Azerbaijan are believed to operate the system. However, IAI has expressed interest in selling it to other countries.

LORA is a sea-to-ground and ground-to-ground system which comprises a long-range ballistic missile, a 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 Ballistic Missile Firing Trial

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