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Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile

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Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile

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Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile
Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile

Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled its new “Deep Stand-off” long-range air launched ballistic missile named “AIR LORA.” The new missile demonstrated its game-changing capabilities in a fire test launched from an F16. LORA (LOng Range Artillery) is a theater quasi-ballistic missile developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) MALAM division. As a member of the LORA family, the AIR LORA is a long-range, Air to Ground Missile (AGM) developed for strike missions against high-quality and well-protected targets such as command centers, air force bases, infrastructure, and Naval Vessels in dense littorals. It can be launched from fighter jets and bomber aircrafts. The missile’sadvanced INS/GPS navigation and robust GNSS anti-jamming capabilities, together with supersonic speed and maximal attack angle ensure high survivability and mission success in contested environments and extreme weather conditions.

Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils Air LORA Air-launched Long-range Missile
IAI Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile. (Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries)

Jacob Galifat, General Manager of the IAI/MLM Division said: “We are very excited to introduce the AIR LORA which opens new frontiers and capabilities for our customers and improves the attack and defence capabilities for countries, with minimal risk to pilots and platforms. AIR LORA offers air forces the ability to surprise the enemy in its deep land with massive and GNSS Anti-Jam protected accurate strike capabilities.”

Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile
IAI Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile. (Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries)

Roughly 17 feet long, LORA has a launch weight of a little over 3,500 pounds of which the warhead accounts for around 1,300 pounds. The high survivability of the missile is also achieved by end-game trajectory shaping and 90 degrees attack angle. With a robust warhead of various types, AIR LORA enables Air Forces to strike enemy targets from far distances outside the reach of the Enemy Air Missile Defence (AMD). It features high survivability with advanced immune INS/GNSS Navigation and strong Anti-Jamming capabilities, allowing for 24/7 operation in extreme weather conditions and highly contested battlefields. The AIR LORA can be simply integrated into fighter and bomber aircraft as a Stand-Alone Configuration or through the Avionics System, easy to train, with simple fire-and-forget and autonomous operation.

Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile
IAI Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile. (Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries)

IAI is a world-leading Aerospace and Defense Company innovating and delivering state-of-the-art Strike Systems for Armed Forces. IAI continues to be a pioneer in Strike Systems, with more than 40 years of heritage. IAI is not only a pioneer of Strike Systems, but Air Defense Systems as well. IAI is Israel’s House of Strategic Air Defense Systems, the “Arrow” Anti Ballistic Missile Defense System, and a World-Leader in Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). IAI’s AIR LORA Air to Ground Missile is developed in close cooperation with in-house Ballistic Missile Defense developers, leveraging IAI’s industry-leading expertise in the Ballistic Missile Defense Domain to better understand the enemy’s capabilities.

Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile
IAI Air LORA Long-range Air-launched Ballistic Missile. (Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries)

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