Lockheed Martin receives a contract for HIMARS

Lockheed Martin receives a contract for HIMARS

Lockheed Martin has received a contract, worth $289 million, to produce 24 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to the U.S. Army.

Within the scope of the contract, Lockheed Martin also will provide training, spares and enhanced product improvement modifications.

HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher, transportable via C-130 and larger aircraft for rapid deployment, that fires Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a five-ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional protection to the three crew members that operate the system.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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