Army FMS contract details artillery rocket system for international usersNews
August 14, 2018
DALLAS. U.S. Army officials selected Lockheed Martin to produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware for an international customer. The foreign military sales (FMS) contract is worth approximately $218 million.
Under contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 18 HIMARS launchers and associated equipment by December 2020. The HIMARS vehicles will be produced from the ground up at Lockheed Martin's Camden, Arkansas Precision Fires Center of Excellence.
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.