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US Army orders HIMARS launchers

28th September 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has received a $289 million contract from the US Army to produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware, the company announced on 25 September.

The contract will see the company produce 24 HIMARS launchers and associated equipment by July 2022. The HIMARS vehicles will be produced at Lockheed Martin's Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.

HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher that fires Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets and Army Tactical Missile System missiles. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a five-tonne truck chassis. A specialised armoured cab provides additional protection to the three crew members that operate the system.

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