KMW and Elbit intensify rocket artillery cooperation

This means a Future Rocket Artillery System made in Europe

Photo: Elbit Systems

After having signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in last June, German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Elbit Systems Deutschland and Elbit Systems Land have agreed to intensify their strategic cooperation. This means a Future Rocket Artillery System made in Europe.

According to the announcement by Elbit, the background is the modernization and the capability extension of the European Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS / MARS II). Elbit provides a modern effector portfolio, to fully comply with the MLRS-User demands from extended range rockets to new training ammunition which will enable the user to “train as you fight” on national proving grounds.

KMW and Elbit have established the concept “Euro-PULS” for the next generation European Long Range Rocket Artillery as the successor system for the MLRS. This concept has already been offered to the first European customers.

The Euro-PULS system is based on Elbit Systems’ operational and in-service Multi-Purpose Universal Launching System (PULS) and a range of precision guided munitions. KMW complements the Euro-PULS with decades of know-how as system house and vast experience in building and customizing (rocket) artillery systems complying European standards. This provides the capability to integrate every rocket according to User’s requirements. Both companies envision a local rocket production to ensure Europe’s independence.

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