Sunday, December 5, 2010

TAURUS KEPD 350 Stand Off Missile For Precision Strike Germany


The modular stand-off missile system for precision strikes against strongly hardened and high-value point and area targets is deployed on the German Air Force Tornado IDS aircraft. A procurement contract has been signed by the Spanish Air Force for this missile to equip their EF-18 aircraft. The integration on EUROFIGHTER is planned by both countries.

TAURUS KEPD 350 is designed to penetrate dense air defences in very low level terrain-following flight and neutralise high-value stationary and semi-stationary targets – with its highly effective 481 kg dual stage warhead system MEPHISTO. It combines excellent penetration capabilities for hard and deep buried targets (HDBT) as well as blast and fragmentation capabilities against high-value point and aerial targets.

Today’s one and only Programmable Intelligent Multi-Purpose Fuze (PIMPF) enables detonation of the penetrator at pre-selected floors within the target through layer counting and void sensing technologies.
TAURUS KEPD 350 is a product of TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint venture between LFK Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH and Saab Bofors Dynamics AB for the development, production and global marketing of the TAURUS stand-off missile family for precision strike.

• Range: 250 km+
•Weight: ≈ 1400 kg
• Length: ≈ 5 m
•Warhead: ≈ 481 kg

TAURUS KEPD 350 is a German/Swedish air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by TAURUS Systems GmbH and used by Germany and Spain. TAURUS Systems is a partnership between LFK (EADS/MBDA) and Saab Bofors Dynamics.


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