Partnership Expands European Rocket Artillery System Cooperation

Elbit Systems originally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in June 2022 to support the modernization and capability extension of the European Multiple Launch Rocket System By DA Reporter / 09 Dec 2022
Euro-PULS

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Elbit Systems have established the Euro-PULS concept as part of the companies’ existing partnership for the next generation European Long Range Rocket Artillery system.

Elbit Systems Deutschland and Elbit Systems Land signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KMW in June 2022 to support the modernization and capability extension of the European Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS / MARS II). 

This cooperation involves leveraging Elbit’s modern effector portfolio to fully comply with the MLRS-User demands to transform the extended range rockets into new training ammunition which will enable the user to ‘train as you fight’ on national proving grounds.

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 vast experience building and customizing (rocket) artillery systems that comply with European standards. This provides the capability to integrate every rocket according to the user’s requirements. 

This concept has already been offered to the first European customers. Both companies envision a local rocket production to ensure Europe’s independence, which means a Future Rocket Artillery System made in Europe.

“I am confident that the Euro-PULS will provide an effective and timely solution for both the operational and industrial needs of European countries,” said Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land. “I am encouraged by the level of interest this initiative is already drawing from European and NATO countries.”

“I welcome the cooperation with Elbit. In this partnership, we see a chance to underline the potential of our artillery capabilities,” said Ralf Ketzel, Chairman of the KMW Management Board. “The potential opportunities allow KMW to become one of the most modern system houses for rocket artillery.” 

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