Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a $150 million contract to supply PULS (Precise and Universal Launching Systems) rocket launchers and a package of precision-guided long-range rockets to an international customer. The PULS previous LYNX is developed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) and used by Israel Defense Forces and other countries. The contract will be performed over a period of three years. Elbit Systems’ PULS provides a comprehensive and cost-effective solution, that can launch unguided rockets, precision guided munitions and missiles with an effective range of up to 300km. With its unique design, the PULS can also support future growth capabilities such as the ability to launch loitering munitions, including the canister launched configuration of Elbit Systems’ SkyStriker loitering munition.
Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit System Land: “We are seeing an increased demand for our advanced artillery solutions from militaries looking to increase the effectiveness of their armed forces. This contract provides an additional vote of confidence in Elbit Systems’ PULS rocket artillery solutions.
The PULS (Precise and Universal Launching System) is a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) developed and manufacture by Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems. The autonomous artillery rocket system provides a comprehensive and costeffective solution for precise firing of all types of advanced rockets, with optimal responsiveness. Unlike standard artillery, with PULS there is no need to move artillery units based on the required firing range; the versatile solution can fire a variety of ammunition types to various ranges from the same position, to ranges of up to 300 km. The multi-purpose launcher features two PODS; each POD is designed for a specific rocket type: the Accular 122mm (18 rockets) with a range of up to 35km, the Accular 160mm (10 rockets) with a range of up to 40km, the EXTRA (4 rockets) with a range of up to 150km and the Predator Hawk (2 rockets) with a range of up to 300km.
The system can accurately and effectively neutralize the specified targets at all ranges. PULS is designed to maximize response with optimal firing flexibility, without the need for special modifications to the system. A typical firing mission can be executed in less than one minute from initiation. The PULS is fully adaptable to existing platforms, which enables a significant reduction in maintenance and training costs that would be necessary with a new vehicle platform. The launcher was specifically designed to bridge the gaps between all artillery building blocks: means of fire, sensors and C4I. The high on- and -off-road vehicle performance allows to rapidly change position to evade counter-battery fire. The PULS is provided with a precise navigation system and state-of-the-art communications and computing for network centric operations as an element of larger artillery formations.