Defense officials are looking into acquiring hundreds of missiles and precision rockets that could destroy targets during a confrontation with forces inside Lebanon.
The focus of their interest is a pair of developments – IMI Systems’ Extra rocket and Israel Aerospace Industries’ LORA surface-to-surface missile.
The Artillery Corps currently uses the Romach artillery rocket system, which uses a GPS-based guidance system to hit targets up to 35 kilometers away with an accuracy of less than 10 meters and has a 20-kilogram warhead. The Israeli army plans to use these rockets when the air force’s operations are limited or when the air force is on other missions. The goal is to include a rocket battalion in every maneuvering division of the army. Israel has delivered hundreds of similar rockets to armies around the world. […]