Tel Aviv. Israeli company Elbit Systems and German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will cooperate on developing advanced ground- ground rocket systems. In June 2022, the two companies signed a MOU and now the joint work begins.
European countries need advanced ground – ground rockets to enhance the capabilities 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. This means a Future Rocket Artillery System made in Europe.