MBDA Germany ready to restart production of Taurus air-launched cruise missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

MBDA Germany has announced through its account on the X platform that it is poised to swiftly restart production of the Taurus KEPD 350K cruise missiles.


Taurus cruise missiles are ready for rapid production commencement upon receipt of an order from an interested party, and the manufacturer also offers modernizations based on new technical solutions, MBDA Germany said in as social media.



The Taurus, known for its modular stand-off weapon system for precision strikes against hardened and high-value point and area targets, is deployed on the German Tornado IDS and the Spanish EF-18 aircraft. Integration is underway on the Korean F-15K aircraft and planned for the Eurofighter for both German and Spanish forces.



Designed to penetrate dense air defenses using very low-level terrain-following flight, Taurus aims to neutralize high-value stationary and semi-stationary targets. Its effective dual-stage warhead system MEPHISTO is capable of defeating Hard and Deeply Buried Targets (HDBT) and also offers blast and fragmentation capabilities against high-value point and area targets.

The weapon system is distinguished by the world’s only programmable multi-purpose fuze, which allows for detonation of the penetrator at a pre-selected floor within the target structure, utilizing layer counting and void sensing technologies.

Taurus is a product of Taurus Systems GmbH, a joint venture between MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Saab Dynamics AB, dedicated to the development, production, and global marketing of the Taurus stand-off missile family for precision strike missions.



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