Newly operational IDF weapon can fire 18 rockets per minute
GPS-guided Romach (“Spear”) rocket has reported range of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and 20-kilogram (44-pound) warhead, and is accurate to within 10 meters (33 feet) of target • IDF officer: Tests show each launcher can fire 18 rockets within a minute.
One year after commencing field testing, the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday declared that a new guided artillery rocket called the Romach (“Spear”) is now operational.
The Artillery Corps completed integrating the new system In recent weeks, the IDF said. The GPS-guided rocket is made by Israel Military Industries.
The rocket will be used with the Artillery Corps’ M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems, which have already been modified so they can launch the new munition.
The Romach has a reported range of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a 20-kilogram (44-pound) warhead, and is accurate to within 10 meters (33 feet) of the target.
According to one officer involved in the Romach project: “In contrast to the MLRS, with the Romach we increased the number of rockets in each launcher from 12 to 18 and all the rockets can be fired within a minute.”
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