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MDM 2016: Lockheed Martin delivers first modernised TACMS missile

29th September 2016 - 21:47 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Quantico, VA


Lockheed Martin has announced delivery of its first modernised Tactical Missile System missile (TACMS) to the US Army from its facility in Camden, Arkansas. 

Formerly called the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), the new terminology has been adopted to reflect broader market opportunities for the weapon.

TACMS is a highly accurate, all weather precision munition with low collateral damage, according to Karl Stoetzer, business development manager for tactical missiles and combat manoeuvre systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

‘It picks up where Guided [MLRS] leaves off, from 70 km out to 300 km,’ he explained. ‘It has an

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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