Germany and Israel will join forces on longer-range missiles

BERLIN ($1=1.00 Euro) — The German company Krauss Maffe Wegmann [KMW] has agreed with the company Elbit Systems Deutschland, a subsidiary of the Israeli Elbit Systems, to a memorandum of understanding [a formula known by the acronym MoU] for strategic cooperation. The alliance includes the modernization and expansion of the capabilities of the so-called European Multiple Launch System [MLRS].

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According to the German manufacturer, as a result of this agreement, “Elbit will provide a modern portfolio of active agents to be able to fully satisfy the needs of MLRS users, from longer-range missiles to practical munitions.” That way, he adds, users will also be able to train in combined arms operations.

The CEO of Elbit Systems Land, Yehuda Vered, is happy “to work with KMW in the field of rocket artillery”. The director of Elbit Systems believes that the experience of the two leading companies in the project will develop precision missile weapons with a long range. According to him, it is the experience that creates a “timely synergy” precisely at a time when there is a great demand, not only in Europe but also throughout the world.

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As for KMW, the president of its board of directors, Ralf Ketzel, welcomes “with great satisfaction the cooperation with Elbit” in this association, with which “we highlight the potential of our MLRS”. Ketzel added that the associated capability enhancements make this artillery missile system one of the most advanced in the world.


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