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US cluster munition replacement heads towards final testing

28 July 2014

The US military's cluster munition replacement, the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead, is set to begin its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) later this year.

Lockheed Martin, which is working with subcontractor ATK to develop the system under the Pentagon's Alternative Warhead Program, announced on 28 July that it had "successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test (DT/OT) flight tests" for the GMLRS Alternative Warhead.

The DT/OT events used M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) wheeled launchers to fire the rockets at mid- and long-range, the company noted.

Lockheed Martin's statement said the DT/OT tests "were the first tactically representative flight tests against simulated targets, and were also the first tests conducted with soldiers operating the fire control system".



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