Haifa, Israel, September 14, 2023 – KNDS and Elbit Systems have signed a Teaming Agreement for the EuroPULS at DSEI London to address the growing needs of precision rocket artillery capabilities. The agreement, that comes shortly after the signing of a MOU between both companies, realizes, formalizes and implements the strategic cooperation for the next generation rocket artillery system – EuroPULS.
The DNA of EuroPULS consists of the synergetic combination of the capabilities from the systems house KNDS and the technology group Elbit Systems Land who have partnered together to establish EuroPULS.
The transformation of the established Elbit PULS artillery rocket system into the flexible EuroPULS system is being carried out using the unique European capabilities of lead system integrator KNDS. Key success factors for transformation are KNDS’s modular fire control system and the modular architecture of the Elbit’s launcher.
EuroPULS forms the basis for a modularly scalable and flexible artillery system that can conceptually fire rockets of all manufacturers from any mobility platform with pinpoint accuracy and safety. Moreover, the EuroPULS system will posses the capabilities to fire the full spectrum of Elbit’s precison guided and training rocket artillery munitions from any mobility platform This inherent capability of the system, being “effector agnostic”, enables the user to select the optimum means of actions, tailored to the operational requirements and procurement processes, while avoiding potential ammunition bottlenecks.
The Teaming Agreement enables stronger cooperation and synergy between the companies, as well as the transfer of technology to KNDS for the local production and work share for the launcher and integration into the German and European fire control systems, utilizing the unique system architecture and integration capabilities offered by KNDS.
The performance and quality of cooperation between the two companies was demonstrated with the presentation of the first EuroPULS demonstrator at Future Artillery 2023.
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