Lockheed Martin receives ATACMS contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $161 million contract from the US Army for Army Tactical Missile System(ATACMS) missiles, the company announced on 14 August.
The contract calls for the production of 150 ATACMS missiles as part of the ATACMS Service Life Extension Programme, under which the missile is being refurbished.
The modernisation process disassembles and demilitarises ATACMS Block 1 and 1A warheads, replacing them with new unitary warheads. The process also resets the missile's shelf life of over ten years.
ATACMS is a surface-to-surface weapon system that provides a critical, deep-strike capability to service high-value targets in all weather conditions. ATACMS missiles can be fired from the entire family of Multiple Launch Rocket System launchers.
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