Elbit: KMW and Elbit Systems sign anti-rocket artillery cooperation agreement
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Elbit Systems Land and Elbit Systems Deutschland, have signed a memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation in the field of anti-rocket artillery.
This cooperation will respond to growing European interest in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) capabilities. Under the MOU, Elbit Systems will provide an advanced portfolio of MLRS capabilities, ranging from training munitions to long-range rockets.
Yehuda (Udi) Vered, Managing Director of Elbit Systems Landcommented, “We are delighted to be working with KMW in the field of anti-rocket artillery. I believe this collaboration is both synergistic, given the cutting-edge expertise of the companies involved, and timely due to the growing demand for long-range precision shooting capabilities.”
Ralf Ketzel, Chairman of the Board of KMWsaid: “I very much look forward to the cooperation with Elbit Systems. With this partnership, we underline the potential of our MLRS. The associated capability improvements make this artillery rocket system one of the most modern in the world. ”
Elbit Rocket Artillery MLRS
Elbit Systems Land offers a comprehensive portfolio of land platforms and munitions solutions. From armored fighting vehicles to full combat vehicle modernization, integrative platforms, airborne, artillery and mortar munitions systems and ordnance and various protection kits, our customizable solutions are designed to deliver a capability survivability, operational efficiency and improved maneuvering capabilities. Elbit Systems Land has decades of experience in the design, development and manufacture of a wide range of advanced, accurate and fast artillery and missile weapon systems. Highlights include the PULSTM, a precise and universal launch system offering next-generation fire support, and a range of precise rockets and missiles for ranges of 40 km (Accular), 150 km (EXTRA) and 300 km (PredatorHawk).
Elbit Systems Germany is a leading provider of sensor technology, radio communication, guidance systems, electronic warfare systems, unmanned systems and cyber security systems. The Elbit Systems Deutschland product range, from development to production and field support, meets the current and future requirements of the German armed forces and German security authorities. The company operates in Ulm, Koblenz and Berlin. More information is available at www.elbitsystems-de.com.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the Franco-German defense technology group KNDS, is the European market leader in highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. At sites in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Singapore, UK and USA, more than 4,000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable and highly protected to reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems. main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles* and bridge laying systems. In addition, KMW has extensive systems competence in the field of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations with reconnaissance and observation equipment. The armed forces of more than 50 nations around the world rely on KMW tactical systems.
*Joint Venture with national and international partners.
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David Vaaknin, VP, Brand and Corporate Communications
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