Lockheed Martin to recapitalise MLRS
Lockheed Martin has received a $362 million contract to recapitalise 50 of the US Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) launchers, the company announced on 23 April.
The recapitalisation effort will eventually upgrade the army’s existing fleet of 225 M270A1 MLRS launchers, and 160 decommissioned M270A0s slated for de-militarisation, to M270A2s.
In partnership with the Red River Army Depot, the launchers will be completely refurbished as zero time launchers with new engines, transmissions, launcher-loader modules, improved armoured cabs and the new common fire control system.
MLRS is a heavy tracked mobile launcher that fires guided MLRS rockets and Army Tactical Missile System missiles. MLRS will also be able to fire the Precision Strike Missile and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Extended-Range, both currently in development.
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