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Lockheed Martin claims successful ER GMLRS test

9th March 2021 - 17:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Demonstration confirmed trajectory performance, range and interfaces with HIMARS launcher, says Lockheed Martin.

The US Army has undertaken a successful 80km flight demonstration of the Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition.

ER GMLRS was fired at White Sands Missile Range from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher.

The demonstration ‘confirmed the missile’s flight trajectory performance, range and validated interfaces with the HIMARS launcher and system software performance’, manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced on 4 March.

The baseline GMLRS has a maximum range of 70km, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

‘Our new Extended-Range GMLRS significantly increases the range of the current system, offering the choice of munitions for longer distances and improving options with the same reliability and accuracy our customers have come to expect,’ said Gaylia Campbell, VP of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

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