Israeli Military to Establish New Ground-to-ground Missile Force

February 2, 2018


Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed the Israel Defense Forces to establish a new force of ground-to-ground missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported on Friday.

This unit will be part of the army’s ground forces. Lieberman has approved an initial amount of half a billion dollars, coming out of the defense budget for new projects.

According to the report, the goal is to set up a mid-range missile unit. At first, however, it will include missiles with a range of 150 kilometers, consisting of EXTRA (Extended-range artillery) missiles, which Israel Military Industries is already manufacturing for foreign armies.

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