DEFEA 2021: Elbit Systems has developed the PULS multiple caliber launch rocket system
Israeli company Elbit Systems has developed the Puls, a multiple caliber launch rocket system (MLRS) featuring two pods able to fire Accular 122mm, Accular 160mm, Extra 306 mm, and Predator Hawk 370mm rockets.
Elbit Systems showcases a scale model of its PULS multiple caliber launch rocket system. (Picture source Army Recognition)
Israeli company Elbit Systems Land rocket artillery solutions are designed to meet the needs of modern artillery in modern battlefield scenarios, providing a cost-effective solution for the precise firing of advanced rockets. The autonomous advanced firing systems enable efficient management of firing missions, providing constant availability of massive and effective fire support in all weather conditions. The flexible platforms easily interface with local or third-party products and C4I systems.
The PULS autonomous artillery rocket system provides a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for the 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 35 km, the Accular 160mm (10 rockets) with a range of up to 40 km, the EXTRA (4 rockets) with a range of up to 150km and the Predator Hawk (2 rockets) with a range of up to 300 km. 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 pods of the PULS autonomous artillery rocket system can be mounted on truck chassis in a 6x6 or 8x8 configuration. Elbit Systems has also developed the Light Puls that can be delivered by a C-130 (Hercules) or similar aircraft and can be mounted on light tactical vehicles.