Containerised missile launched

Long-range weapons the size and shape of shipping containers can turn almost any ship quickly into an impromptu missile boat.

Israel Just Launched A Containerized Ballistic Missile From The Deck Of A Ship


Though the concept has yet to find its big break, defense contractors continue to expand on the idea of highly mobile weapon systems that meet the size and weight restrictions of standard shipping containers. Now, Israel has tested such a system and says it has buyers already in line.

On June 20, 2017, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said it had successfully test-fired its Long-Range Artillery (LORA) system from a containerized launcher on the back of a truck sitting on the deck of a cargo ship.

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