Israel Aerospace tests long-range LORA missile

LORA Weapon System Photo: IAI

LORA is an artillery weapon system with 400 km long-range tactical ground-to-ground missile and precision of 10 meters or better.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) has successfully completed a test trial of its LORA (Long-Range Artillery weapon system) as the conclusive stage of several deals that involve the system. In the trial, the LORA missile was successfully fired at a pre-planned target at sea. IAI's LORA weapon system is a focus at this week's Paris Air Show 2017.

LORA is an artillery weapon system which consists of a long-range tactical ground-to-ground missile developed by IAI's MALAM division. It is intended for strike scenarios with a range of up to 400 km and boasts precision range of 10 meters or better. The LORA missile weighs roughly 1,600 kilograms.

During the trial, the ground version of the artillery weapon system was positioned on a naval vessel far out in the sea, in compliance with safety requirements for trials of this kind. The missile was launched from an operational system that consists of a command trailer and ground launcher. Following the launch, the missile navigated its course to the target, striking the target with high precision. Both the weapon system and the missile have successfully met all objectives.

IAI president and CEO Joseph Weiss said, "This trial has demonstrated the advanced capabilities of LORA, the weapon system developed by IAI. LORA complements the range of missile system developed by IAI to round up our fulfilment of our customers' needs."

IAI EVP and General Manager of Systems, Missiles & Space Group Boaz Levi said, "This was one of the most complex trials we held over the past few years and a technological breakthrough for IAI's missile development operations. The trial was held according to a full operational outline, including an assessment of the system's maneuvering, assault and precision capabilities. The impressive results attest for the system's maturity and advanced capabilities."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 20, 2017

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