A New Rocket System for Special Forces
(Source: IMI Systems; issued May 10, 2017)
The special forces version of the Accular 122mm multiple rocket launcher seen here consists of a smaller number of rockets on a lightweight launcher that can be fitted to an Humvee light truck and airlifted by C-130 Hercules. (IMI photo)
RAMAT HASHRON, Israel --- IMI Systems announced it will attend the “Latrun Week” Exhibition & Conference – The 2nd International Conference for Ground Warfare and Logistics, which brings together high-level IDF officials, defense industry leaders, foreign militaries and academia.

During the event, to be held this year on May 16-18 at the Armed Corps Memorial, Latrun, IMI Systems will present for the first time an innovative new rocket system for Special Forces, developed based on the first of its kind ACCULAR precision rocket and designed to assist forces in urban warfare and neutralize targets in ranges up to 35 km.

Developed at the IMI Systems Givon plant, the new system joins other innovative and precision rockets systems developed and manufactured by the company for ranges from 40 km to 300 km, including the Extra rocket for the range of 150 km and the Predator Hawk rocket for the range of 300km.

The new rocket system was developed in response to Special Forces who [fly] to high-risk locations which are beyond the range of traditional artillery fire support hence usually need to carry out their missions without any significant and sufficient fire assistance.

The ACCULAR 12 is 122mm caliber rocket is equipped with a 20kg of penetration or controlled fragmentation warhead suitable for most of the targets in today’s battlefield.

Recently, the Givon plant of IMI Systems also development the C-LYNX – a designated lightweight dedicated launcher capable of carrying up to 8 ACCULAR 12 rockets and can be delivered by a C-130 (Hercules) or similar aircraft. Designed to be used by Special Forces, the system provides accurate and effective fire support to the entire forces’ line of operation.

Equipped with advanced navigation and command & control systems the C-LYNX launcher operates completely autonomous and can provide fire response immediately according to the combat forces requirements. For the first time, the system will be presented at the SOFIC exhibition for Special Forces, to be held this year on May 2017 in the United States.

ACCULAR 122mm – The most Cost-Effective Accurate Rocket for Neutralizing Targets in the Tactical Battlefield & for ground forces Support. The ACCULAR was designed to support ground forces and neutralize targets in areas where traditional artillery is limited by the accuracy and long range missiles are not cost-effective (too expensive).

This accurate rocket is equipped with advanced warheads, either controlled fragmentation or for penetration, and offers an accuracy of less than 10m CEP.


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