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Lockheed Martin Receives $139 Million Contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System

DALLAS Jan. 31, 2011 $139.6 million High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) January 2013 Camden, AR Grand Prairie, TX.

David J. Rice

Army Tactical Missile System

Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Iraq Afghanistan Scott Arnold Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

HIMARS is designed to enable troops to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, light armor and personnel carriers, as well as support troop and supply concentrations, HIMARS can move away from the area at high speed following missile launch, well before enemy forces are able to locate the launch site. The U.S. Army and Marines operate HIMARS, as do several international allies.

Because of its C-130 transportability, HIMARS can be deployed into areas previously inaccessible to heavier launchers and provides a force multiplier to the modular brigade. It also incorporates the self-loading, autonomous features that have made MLRS the premier rocket artillery system in the world. The HIMARS fire control system, electronics and communications units are interchangeable with the existing MLRS M270A1 launcher, and the crew and training are the same. HIMARS is a crucial component in today’s military theaters of operation.

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