|SRBMs are the talk these days. Iran and Syria have equipped themselves with large quantities of long-range artillery rockets, and have deployed them in Syria and in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley with the Hizb-Allah terrorists and their IRGC advisers. The thought is that one day these will be used, without warning, in the opening stages of a war against Israel, to the effect of markedly delaying the IDF/AF's first response and the mobilization effort. The Israeli military industries have apparently caught the wind early on, and have understood the potential of such weapons for neutralizing i.e. IADS or POL distribution hubs.
The IAI is peddling two such systems at the Eurosatory exhibition, the http://www.iai.co.il/Default.aspx?docID=34569&FolderID=33743&lang=EN&pos=0> LORA , for extended ranges that could be very useful to threaten i.e. S-300 MPU batteries, and the medium-range http://www.iai.co.il/Default.aspx?docID=34528&FolderID=33743&lang=EN&pos=0> EXTRA , that could well be the solution we've been looking for, for i.e. sea-to-shore fires.
Both these systems, unlike the Iranian Nazeat/Zelzal rockets, are guided and have been been designed for extremely accurate targeting, against fixed targets AFAIU.
There are no signs, however, that the IDF intends to purchase any of these systems, certainly not for the naval platforms that do not exist, nor have they made any noises about purchasing any of these newfangled point-defense http://www.rafael.co.il/marketing/SIP_STORAGE/FILES/1/621.pdf> SAM systems that would make their assets, such as the large, but few airbases they have, somewhat less vulnerable to enemy long-range rocketry.
Israel also does not have any possibility for realistic training with long-range artillery, since public opinion would doubtless resent any overflights of Israel's densely populated territory, by wobbly rockets carrying 400 kg of high-explosive each.
Do you think that the added value, in deterrent currency, of that sort of artillery systems, would make their acquisition worth the taxpayer's money?