Tactical missile contract awarded to Lockheed Martin for U.S. Army and FMS customersNews
June 25, 2019
DALLAS, Texas. Lockheed Martin received a $561.8 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.
The two-year effort contract calls for new ATACMS rounds, as well as upgrading several previous-variant ATACMS as part of the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP III).
Under this contract, the new-build ATACMS rounds include sensor technology that provides the recently qualified Height-of-Burst capability, which will allow a warfighter to address area targets at depth on the battlefield, according to Lockheed Martin officials.
Both the SLEP and new ATACMS rounds will be produced at Lockheed Martin's Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden, Ark. To meet the increased demand for ATACMS, Lockheed Martin is expanding its Camden manufacturing facilities to include the capability to produce ATACMS and other upcoming missiles.