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04:07 PM, July 16, 2019
Lockheed To Supply US Army With High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Launchers
HIMARS Launcher

Lockheed Martin has won a $497 million contract to supply the US Army with High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Launchers and associated hardware.

The contract calls for the production and delivery of HIMARS launchers and associated equipment by 2022, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher, transportable via C-130 and larger aircraft for rapid deployment, that fires Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a five-ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional protection to the three crew members that operate the system.