What is the LORA (Long-Range Artillery) Weapon System?

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About LORA Weapon System:

  • It 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.
  • It is developed by IAI’s Missiles & Space Group MALAM division.
  • It provides ballistic assault capabilities for multiple ranges with a precision level of 10 meters CEP (circular error probable).
  • The ballistic missile can be launched from both ground- and sea-based platforms.
  • It has a range of 280 km.
  •  is propelled by a single-stage, solid-fuel rocket motor.
  • Its guidance system is based on both the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Inertial Navigation System (INS), with possible in-flight maneuvering capability.


Q1) What is a ballistic missile?

A ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target. These weapons are only guided during relatively brief periods of flight—most of their trajectory is unpowered, being governed by gravity and air resistance if in the atmosphere.

Source: BEL signs MoU with Israel Aerospace Industries for LORA Weapon System