Israel Aerospace Industries successfully tested its advanced LORA weapon system from a naval vessel in the middle of the ocean. “This trial has demonstrated the advanced capabilities of LORA,” explained IAI CEO Joseph Weiss.

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Israel Aerospace Industries recently conducted a successful trial using the LORA (Long-Range Artillery) weapon system. As part of the test, a missile was fired at a pre-determined target from the middle of the ocean. “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,” Executive Vice President and General Manager of Systems, Missiles and Space Group Boaz Levi said.

“This trial has demonstrated the advanced capabilities of LORA,” said IAI CEO Joseph Weiss. “LORA complements the range of missile system developed by IAI to round up our fulfillment of our customers’ needs.”

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The LORA weapons system can be operated from land and at sea and launch long-range surface-to-surface missiles, which were developed by IAI. The system has a range of up to 400 kilometers and a precision range of 10 meters or better. A LORA missile weighs about 1,600 kilograms.

The trial was conducted as part of a demonstration for a customer. During the test, the ground version of the system was placed on a naval vessel in the middle of the sea in accordance with the safety requirements for such trials. The weapon system and missile successfully met all of their objectives during the test.