Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has conducted successful firing trials of the Long-Range Artillery (LORS) weapon system as part of a customer demonstration, the company reveald on 2 June.

Held at sea, the trial was designed and conducted under COVID-19 restrictions and included the launch of two LORA missiles to a pre-defined target point. The complex trial included two scenarios to test and demonstrate LORA’s advanced capabilities: one, a short-range launch to 90km; the second to a range of 400km. The missile was launched from an operational system that comprises a command trailer and a ground launcher. Under both scenarios, the missile hit its target precisely. Both weapon system and missile met all trial objectives.

Developed by IAI’s MALAM division, LORA is a sea-to-ground and ground-to-ground system consisting of a long-range ballistic missile, a unique launcher, a command and control system and a ground/marine support system. It provides ballistic assault capabilities for multiple ranges with an accuracy of 10n CEP.

The complex trial […] demonstrated the advanced capabilities of both IAI and LORA, our strategic missile system. The trial was executed according to a fully functional design, which tested the system’s maneuvering, strike, and precision, as well as technological developments and enhancements introduced by our engineers. Performing a trial with this level of complexity during these days is a testament to IAI’s unwavering commitment to our clients across the globe. The impressive results of the trial prove the system’s maturity and state-of-the-art capabilities […] I would like to thank Israel's Navy, Air Force, and [the] Israeli Ministry of Defense for [their] collaboration and assistance in this trial," commented IAI's EVP and General Manager of the Systems, Missiles and Space Group, Boaz Levy.

LORA’s successful test-firing was conducted at sea. (Photos: IAI)

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