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    Israel’s New Super-Precise GPS-Guided Missiles About to Enter Service

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    A new GPS-guided artillery rocket capable of hitting targets at a distance of 35 kilometers with a precision of less than 10 meters is about to enter Israeli Defense Force service.

    The Romah, the latest guided missile developed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) firearms manufacturer, will soon be operational, IHS Jane's reported citing sources at the company.

    The rocket is designed for the Israeli army to carry out fast, accurate, and lethal attacks on enemy targets, according to the weapon builder. It is equipped with a 20-kilogram warhead and can reach targets at a distance of 35 kilometers.

    Eli Reiter, head of IMI's Rocket Systems Division, claimed that the new missiles could be fired at pre-programmed co-ordinates within a few seconds from when an order is given.

    "If a sector experiences a security escalation, this firepower can be called upon more rapidly compared with scrambling combat helicopters, and they are more accurate than artillery cannons," he told IHS Jane's.

    The missile is compatible with the Artillery Corps' upgraded version of M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), specifically modified for launching a new type of military weapons. A new pod has been mounted on an earlier system to fire rockets of calibers other than that of 227 mm, including the Romah.

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    • hopscotch64
      Israel is one of the most dangerous and sinister nations on the planet armed with nuclear weapons, but we hardly hear a squeak out of Russia and China about sanctions or international pressure to force Israel to disclose and give up it's WMD's. Why? Possibly it is the undue influence and power of the Jewish banking cartel that hold's us all hostage!
    • Thor
      disable GPS where they operate... then pound them
    • Terra
      How nice, now they have a more efficient way to keep killing innocent civilians!
    • rishardhawk
      Who is Israel that needs to be worked with?
      In the first place it should never be in the Palestinian land and above all it conducts Palestinian Genesite for decade's !! It is another war criminal and Western Elite tool that was also instrumental in Middle East Conflicts for decade's !
    • If countries like the US and Israel continue to promote and proliferate GPS guided weapons, it is only a matter of time before potential targets of these weapons start proliferating ASAT weapons against GPS. This will be the natural consequence of weaponizing GPS.
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