Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Israeli’s Elbit Systems, and its Ulm-based defense company subsidiary Elbit Systems Deutschland have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to further expand the strategic cooperation in the Rocket Artillery technology.
The background is the modernization and expansion of capabilities of the European Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). In this context, Elbit will provide a modern active agent portfolio so that the requirements of MLRS users can be fully met, from range-enhanced rockets to practice ammunition. The users will thus also be able to train in combined arms operations.
“We’re pleased to be working with KMW in the area of rocket artillery,” said Yehuda “Udi” Vered, General Manager of Elbit System Land. “I believe that this venture creates synergies and is timely given the leading expertise of the companies involved and the growing demand for long-range precision firearms.”
“I very much welcome the cooperation with Elbit. 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,” says Ralf Ketzel, Chairman of the KMW Management Board.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS, is a European maker of 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. In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations
Elbit Systems Deutschland is a system provider in the business segments of sensor technology, radio communication, guidance systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, and cyber security. The company’s 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 offers excellent market and technology expertise at locations in Ulm, Koblenz, and Berlin.
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