TAURUS KEPD 350E Precision Strike Stand-Off Missile

Taurus on Tornado in the test center WTD61

TAURUS KEPD 350E – the 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. The TAURUS KEPD is capable of hitting a target beyond 500 KM range.

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Integration onto the Korean F-15K aircraft is ongoing and planned onto Eurofighter for both, the German and Spanish Air Force. The Korean Aerospace Industries also planned to integrate TAURUS onto FA-50 and KFX fighter aircraft.

TAURUS KEPD 350E is designed to penetrate dense air defences by utilising very low level terrain-following flight in order to neutralise high-value stationary and semi-stationary targets. Its highly effective dual stage warhead system MEPHISTO, combines the capability of defeating Hard and Deeply Buried Targets (HDBT) and a blast and fragmentation capability to take out high-value point and area targets.

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

TAURUS KEPD 350E is a product of TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint venture between MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Saab Dynamics AB for the development, production and global marketing of the TAURUS stand-off missile family for precision strike.

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