PULS is a new advanced MLRS system developed by Elbit Systems that provides a flexible solution that can fire multiple projectiles with different ranges.

The war proved artillery to be a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to firepower on the battlefield. Autonomous artillery rocket systems are a major trend of modern warfare. PULS is a new advanced MLRS system developed by Elbit Systems that provides a flexible solution that can fire multiple projectiles with different ranges from the same location, up to a range of up to 300km.

In fact, PULS is the successor to the Lynx multiple launch rocket system. It offers the benefit of precision firing for a wide range of advanced rockets, proving cost-effective and optimally responsive. The multi-purpose launcher incorporates two specialised PODS, each tailored for a specific type of rocket. The launcher can fire 18 Accular 122mm rockets, ten Accular 160mm rockets, four EXTRA rockets, and two Predator Hawk rockets. The Predator Hawk, has an impressive range of up to 300km.

A standard firing operation can be completed in less than a minute from its initiation. Notably, the PULS™ is fully compatible with existing platforms, which results in substantial maintenance and training cost reductions compared to adopting a new vehicle platform. The launcher has been specifically designed to bridge the gaps among all artillery components, including means of fire, sensors, and C4I.

In terms of structure and design features, the PULS system is similar to other multiple launch rocket systems. The weapon system is mounted on a Tatra all-terrain vehicles chassis. The Digital fire control devices are located in the vehicle’s cabin and the launcher is mounted at the rear. Versatile launcher with four missile variants that can take on combat missions at various tactical ranges.

In recent months, Elbit Systems continues to receive two contracts for about 20-25 PULS multiple launch rocket systems. This shows that PULS has proven its worth and effectiveness in combat. The Defense Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand is partnering with Elbit Systems to develop a Thai version of the PULS called D-11A.

In January 2023 Denmark announced it is negotiating the acquisition of 8 PULS systems for Royal Danish Army. In March 2023, the Dutch Ministry of Defence announced that it would acquire 20 PULS systems for the Royal Netherlands Army with the first systems to be delivered in the same year. The contract worth 305 million dollars was signed on May 18. On May 5, 2023, it was reported that Spain considered purchasing PULS between rivals K239 Chunmoo and Astros II, but no decision has been made yet.

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