Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control was yesterday awarded a $471,731,858 foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods); and integrated logistics support.
Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2019.
The GMLRS Alternative Warhead was designed to engage the same target set and achieve the same area-effects requirement as the old MLRS submunition warheads, but without the lingering danger of unexploded ordnance.
The Alternative Warhead rocket will allow all users of the MLRS to have an area-effects weapon in their inventories without the need to procure additional launcher systems, according to a Lockheed Martin release.
The first Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead rocket has rolled off the production line in September 2016. Each GMLRS Alternative Warhead rocket can be packaged in an MLRS launch pod and fired from the Lockheed Martin HIMARS or M270 family of launchers.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary Rocket Pods and related support to France. The estimated cost is $90 million
The US state department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale worth $192 million to Jordan for M31 Unitary Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Rocket Pods. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 4, 2015
Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the fifth and final Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead. During the long-range test, four rockets were fired from a HIMARS launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 65 kilometers away
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $197 million contract for the U.S
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today tested a new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) ‘scalable effects’ warhead, which enables users to select the range of the warhead’s detonation power depending on the target. “The ‘scalable effects’ warhead was set to low-yield prior to the flight and scored a direct hit on the target,” said Scott Arnold, vice president of precision fires in Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on July 12 a $469,922,290 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The guided multiple rocket systems (GMLRS) unitary, Full Rate Production V procurement is to acquire 4,770 unitary and 530 reduced range rocket pods (RRPR)
Lockheed Martin has won $828.7 million contract to supply guided multiple-launch rocket systems to Finland, Republic of Korea, and Romania
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Singapore's UAV Command have been deployed in the fight against terror in Afghanistan, Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung said on November 24. Speaking after visiting the UAC command base at at Murai Camp, Kung said, "Our UAVs have been deployed to Afghanistan to assist in the global fight against terrorism and contribute to the reconstruction of Afghanistan
Germany has approved sale of additional three high-tech submarines to Israel. Germanys Federal Security Council gave a go-ahead to the €1
France and Belgium signed a statement of intent on Thursday in a bid to reinforce their bilateral defence partnership in the context of high terror risks in the two countries. French Defence Minister, Florence Parly and her Belgian counterpart, Steven Vandeput, signed the document to cement cooperation in defence, mainly on land mobility, the French Defence Ministry said in a statement
Frances acting Air Force chief has put himself in trouble after he reportedly used a fighter jet to fly home for weekends. The former fighter pilot General Richard Reboul would pop from Bordeaux in the south west to his country retreat in Provence using an Alphajet trainer belonging to the French air force, the French newspaper Canard Enchainé alleged this week
Lockheed Martin is in the final stage of negotiating $37 billion worth deals to sell 440 F-35 fighter jets to 11 nations, including the US. The deal includes all three variations of F-35 Lightning II jet, a Lockheed spokesman said Monday to several media outlets at the Paris Air show
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