Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Elbit Systems Land and Elbit Systems Deutschland, have signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the area of rocket artillery. This cooperation will address the growing European interest in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) capabilities. As part of the MOU, Elbit Systems will provide an advanced portfolio of MLRS capabilities, from practice ammunition to long-range rockets. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS, leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA more than 4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, highly protected wheeled vehicles through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems to main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and bridge-laying systems.
Ralf Ketzel, Chairman of the KMW Management Board, said: “I very much welcome the cooperation with Elbit Systems. With this partnership we underline the potential of our MLRS. The associated capability enhancements make this artillery rocket system one of the most modern worldwide.”
Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, commented: “We’re pleased to be working with KMW in the area of rocket artillery. I believe that this collaboration is both synergetic, considering the leading expertise of the companies involved, and timely due to the growing demand for long-range precision fire capabilities.”
Elbit Systems Land has decades of experience in the design, development and manufacture of a wide range of advanced, accurate and fast response artillery rocket and missile weapon systems. Flagship products include the PULS™, a precise and universal launching system delivering next generation fire support, and an array of precise rockets and missiles for ranges of 40km (Accular), 150km (EXTRA) and 300km (Predator Hawk). From armored fighting vehicles to complete combat vehicle modernization, integrative platforms, airborne, artillery and mortar munition systems and ammunition and diverse protection kits, our customizable solutions are designed to provide enhanced survivability, operational effectiveness and maneuvering capabilities.
Elbit Systems Deutschland is a leading system provider of sensor technology, radio communication, guidance systems, Electronic Warfare systems, unmanned systems and cyber security. Elbit Systems Deutschland product portfolio, from development to production and support in the field, meets the current and future requirements of the German Armed Forces and German security authorities. The company operates in Ulm, Koblenz and Berlin.