Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply 122mm extended-range rockets that are intended to significantly increase the performance and effectiveness of operations by allowing ground forces to concentrate fire at an increased range of up to 40 kilometers. The rocket offers simple autonomous operation in various weather conditions and can be ready to be launched in less than one minute.
Israeli sources said that the rockets are part of Elbit’s Accular family of ground–ground rockets.
Acceding to Elbit the Accular is a highly accurate, combat-proven guided rocket designed to support ground forces.
Elbit says that the artillery rocket addresses urban warfare requirements and the need for near-real-time responsiveness. Accular can neutralize targets to a range of up to 40km and is especially required in areas where the use of traditional artillery is limited by terrain, distance and accuracy.
The Accular guided rocket offers simple autonomous operation under any weather conditions and can be ready to fre in less than one minute.
The rocket is equipped with a unitary penetration or controlled fragmentation warhead, capable of neutralizing most of the artillery targets on the modern battlefield with minimum collateral damage.
The Accular has two operational versions: The 122mm, which is a common diameter in rocket artillery, has a range of 35km with a 20kg warhead and is adaptable to existing platforms.
According to Elbit, the Accular 122mm seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of traditional launchers.
The other version is a 160mm one that has a range of 40 km and a 35 kg warhead.
In December Defence Industry Europe reported that the Finnish Ministry of Defence has announced a plan to procure “122 mm long-range rockets for the field artillery from Israel, to be used for 122 mm light-weight rocket launchers”.