New Surface-to-Surface Rockets Going Operational in the IDF

REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Jerusalem Post reports: New surface-to-surface GPS-guided rockets are becoming operational in the IDF.

The Romach rockets, which can hit targets up to 35 km. away, will give the IDF’s Artillery Corps faster ways to respond to sudden security incidents on Israel’s borders, according to their manufacturer Israel Military Industries.

Within seconds of an ‘open fire’ order, the Artillery Corps’ MLRS Battalion can use them to hit enemy targets, including those whose coordinates have been preprogrammed into a target database, Eli Reiter, who heads IMI’s rocket systems division, said recently.

Reiter, a former senior IDF Armored Corps officer and ex-commander of Division 36, said these types of accurate surface to surface rockets can change the way the IDF deploys its firepower, creating new and faster alternatives to air strikes.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post