Polish Armament Group (PGZ) has selected Lockheed Martin for further talks on using the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for Poland's Homer program.
The highly mobile platform delivers accurate, lethal, quick-strike munitions ranging from 15 to 300 kilometers, the company announced Friday.
HIMARS, which is the newest member of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) launcher family, carries a single six-pack of rockets or one Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile on the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 5-ton truck, and can launch the entire MLRS family of munitions.
It was combat-tested in Operation Iraqi Freedom. HIMARS is C-130 transportable and can be deployed into areas previously inaccessible to heavier launchers. It also incorporates the self-loading, autonomous features.
The HIMARS fire control system, electronics and communications units are interchangeable with the existing MLRS M270A1 launcher, and the crew and training are the same.
The cooperation will help Poland develop its own defense industry and modernize its military with technology transfers and modernized production facilities, Lockheed Martin announced on Friday.
The US has agreed to sell Patriot missile defense systems to Poland in a memorandum signed on Wednesday. "A memorandum was signed Wednesday night" Poland's Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said
Poland has initiated tender to acquire new maritime patrol aircraft that would replace the country's M28 Bryza and M28B Bryza planes that are modernized versions of the Soviet-designed Antonov An-28 aircraft. The Polish Ministry of Defence's Armament Inspectorate is awaiting potential offers from aircraft producers until May 31, 2017
Poland will sign a $7.5-billion agreement on the purchase of eight Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries by the end of 2017
About 15 companies, including Israel's Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, Frances MBDA, and Italy's Leonardo have bid for tender issued by Polish Ministry of Defence to supply combat UAVs to the countrys armed forces. The firms have submitted their applications to take part in the technical dialog
Lockheed Martin has received additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland. "Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, has been awarded a $10,396,703 modification to a previously awarded contract to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland," the release explained on Thursday
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Romania for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), army missile systems, armored vehicles and related equipment estimated to cost $1.25 billion
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $76 million modification contract for fiscal 2017 Aegis modernization production requirements. This contract modification includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract action to $192 million
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $130 million FMS (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Taiwan) contract for fiscal 2017 PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 production to increase the total missile segment enhancement quantity by 35, add 130 launcher modification kits with motor control units for the U.S
Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the US Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets. The contract calls for the production of GMLRS Alternative Warhead rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets, Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (RRPRs) and integrated logistics support for the US Army and Foreign Military Sales, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $41.7 million contract to exercise an option for AEGIS lifetime support services consisting of computer program maintenance in support of the Royal Australian Navy Hobart class ships
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