14 May 2018

US Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for GMLRS rockets

Lockheed Martin has agreed a deal with the US Army worth $828 million for the production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets and associated equipment.

The contract calls for the production of GMLRS Alternative Warhead (AW) rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets, Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (RRPRs) and integrated logistics support for the US Army as well as GMLRS rounds for a number of international customers.

GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed for fast deployment that delivers precision strike beyond the reach of most conventional weapons. The GMLRS AW was the first munition developed to service area targets without the effects of unexploded ordinance, complying with the DoD cluster munitions policy. GMLRS Unitary rockets greatly exceed the required combat reliability rate and have established a reputation for affordability. The RRPR allows users to train with realistic, full-motored rockets with limited flight range, making them ideal for smaller testing ranges.

Gaylia Campbell, Vice President of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin, said: “The GMLRS round continues to perform exceptionally well for our customers and we are always executing continuous improvement initiatives to enhance performance, range and affordability of these critical rounds to assure they remain the preferred precision-strike option for our warfighters.”

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