EuroPULS is an advanced rocket artillery system designed to be easily integrated with different mobility platforms. Credit: Elbit Systems.
The EuroPULS MLRS has a top speed of 90km/h and a range of more than 750km on the road. Credit: Elbit Systems.
The Euro-PULS system is designed to address the operational and industrial needs of European countries with efficiency and timeliness. Credit: Elbit Systems.

EuroPULS is a next-generation multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) designed for seamless integration onto various mobility platforms, ensuring precise and safe firing capabilities.

The rocket artillery system incorporates the military technology company Elbit Systems’ Precise Universal Launching System (PULS), along with a selection of precision-guided munitions.

It is designed to address both the operational and industrial needs of European countries.

The transformation of the established PULS artillery rocket system into the EuroPULS system is being achieved through a partnership between Elbit Systems and the German-French defence technology group KNDS.

In October 2023, the armed forces of Germany selected the EuroPULS MLRS to replace the US MARS 2 tracked MLRS systems that were transferred to Ukraine.

EuroPULS multiple launch rocket system design and features

The EuroPULS MLRS measures 10.5m in length, 2.55m in width, and 3.4m in height. It has a combat weight under 38 tonnes (t).

The MLRS boasts a maximum speed of 90km/h and a range of more than 750km on the road. It has an effective firing range of less than 300km and an engine power of 368kW (500HP).

The system can engage targets with an azimuth greater than 180 degrees across three different firing directions.

Furthermore, the system accommodates three soldiers within a secure cabin.

It provides a readily available and field-proven launcher platform featuring advanced logic support and can be customised to fit the customer’s preferred mobility platform.

Other features of the EuroPULS MLRS include autonomous re-supply with an onboard crane and high mobility with air transportability.

The system incorporates harmonised human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and training through established KNDS artillery systems.

EuroPULS multiple launch rocket system development

In June 2022, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of KNDS, along with Elbit Systems Deutschland and Elbit Systems Land, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to modernise and enhance the capabilities of the European MLRS.

Key success factors for this transformation include KNDS’ modular fire control system and Elbit’s modular launcher architecture.

Elbit Systems agreed to supply a comprehensive range of MLRS capabilities, encompassing practice ammunition and long-range rockets, under the terms of the MoU.

In December 2022, the three parties decided to enhance their strategic collaboration for the European MLRS/MARS II and unveiled the EuroPULS concept as the successor to the MLRS for the next generation of European long-range rocket artillery.

KNDS and Elbit Systems signed a teaming agreement in September 2023 for the EuroPULS system to address the increasing demand for precision rocket artillery capabilities in Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.


The EuroPLUS system includes two ammunition pods, featuring a mix of European legacy and PULS rockets, and is adaptable to future missiles. It has a rate of fire of 12 rockets in approximately 60 seconds.

It supports a variety of effectors, including Elbit’s Accular guided artillery rockets with a range of up to 35km,

Extra long-range artillery rocket with a range of up to 150km, Predator Hawk supersonic guided rocket with a range of up to 300km, and SkyStriker autonomous loitering munition.

The EuroPLUS system is also capable of integrating the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile with a range of up to 250km and the MBDA Joint Fire Support Missile with a range of up to 499km.

Possible platforms for EuroPULS include BAE tracked ground vehicles, IVECO 8×8 tactical vehicles with crane, Scania 8×8 trucks, and Tatra 6×6 wheeled vehicles.