What is Air LORA?

June 11, 2024

Israel Aerospace Industries unveiled a new air-launched variant of its Lora ballistic missile recently.

About Air LORA:

  • It is an air-launched variant of the Long-Range Artillery (LORA) ballistic missile.
  • It is designed and developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
  • It is a long-range air-to-ground missile (AGM) developed for strike missions against high-value and well-protected targets such as command centres, air force bases, infrastructure, and naval vessels in dense littoral environments.
  • With a robust warhead of various types, Air LORA enables air forces to strike enemy targets from far distances outside the reach of enemy air defences.
  • 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.
  • It can be simply integrated into airborne platforms as a stand-alone configuration or through the avionics system” and is easy to operate, “with simple fire-and-forget and autonomous operation.
  • It has a very high mission success rate mainly due to its supersonic speed and its combat-proven GNSS anti-jamming system”, as well as terminal trajectory shaping and a 90° attack angle.