Developed to address user requirements for improved
accuracy, IMI has developed and successfully deployed a Trajectory
Correction System (TCS) that enhances the accuracy of free flight
artillery rockets to exceed that of tube artillery. TCS is an
operational solution currently available for IMI's LAR160 mm rockets
and 227 mm MLRS rockets, the TCS can also be tailored for use with
other rocket systems. Developed under cooperation with Elisra, TCS has
successfully demonstrated its full system's capability during an
operational test firing conducted by the IDF Field Artillery Corps.
During the test, the system's capability to handle multiple targets
simultaneously by 12 rockets was demonstrated. The system
simultaneously controls 12 rockets in the air, increasing engagement
potential while reducing the number of rockets required per target.
IMI is also developing a simpler GPS/INS guidance system applicable
for artillery rockets, artillery shells and mortar bombs. This system
will be utilizing IMI's Pure-Heart Differential GPS (DGPS) guidance
system, enabling the engagement of targets with very high precision.
Technological improvements are being applied to the
launch platform, enabling higher levels of mobility, autonomy and
precision. IMI's new Lynx multiple rocket launcher can be configured
to carry a variety of artillery rockets, including GRAD, LAR, and
EXTRA rockets as well as
Delilah-GL precision attack missile. The
vehicle carries 20 rockets in sealed canister/launchers which
automatically identified by the vehicle's fire control, to set firing
properties accordingly. The high mobility vehicle can easily mobilize
over road or rough terrain. The vehicle uses an accurate navigation
system enabling rapid set-up of firing position and position change,
to minimize the risk of counter-battery fire. On-board communications
and computing equipment enable the vehicle to operate autonomously, or
as an element in a net-centric scheme, either passively or as an
integrated element within larger artillery formations.