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Lockheed Martin receives GMLRS Unitary rocket order

13th March 2014 - 16:44 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has received a $255 million contract from the US Army to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets for the US Army and Marine Corps. Rockets supplied under this order will also be delivered to Italy.

GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed for fast deployment to deliver precision strike beyond the reach of most conventional weapons. GMLRS Unitary rockets greatly exceed the required combat reliability rate.

In combat operations, each GMLRS rocket is packaged in an MLRS launch pod and is fired from the Lockheed Martin HIMARS or M270 family of launchers.

Ken Musculus, vice president, tactical missiles, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘We are proud of the continued confidence our customers place in Lockheed Martin. Guided MLRS is a weapon that is trusted and proven in combat, and we will continue to deliver a reliable product.’

Delivery of this new allotment of rockets will begin in April 2015.

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