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US Army orders HIMARS launchers

16th July 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Army for M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers, the US Department of Defense announced on 15 July.

Along with the launchers, the company will support requirements to include Product Data Definition Package Maintenance, training, support equipment, qualification testing, initial spares/repair parts and software.

Work will run through May 2023.

Offering Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) firepower on a wheeled chassis, HIMARS is the newest member of the MLRS launcher family. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets or one TACMS missile on the army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles 5-ton truck, and can launch the entire MLRS family of munitions.  

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