Eurosatory 2016

Ready to fire [ES2016D5]

17 June 2016

Lockheed Martin (Hall 6, Stand K201) has announced the award of a $331.8 million contract from the US Army for Lot 11 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets.

The contract calls for the production of GMLRS Alternative Warhead (AW) rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets and Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (RRPRs) for the US Army, US Marine Corps and for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, Finland, Jordan and Singapore. Work will be carried out at the company facilities in Camden, Arkansas, and Dallas, Texas.

All deliveries are anticipated to be completed by March 2018.

The GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed for fast deployment and delivering precision strike beyond the reach of most conventional weapons. The new GMLRS AW was the first munition developed to comply with US Department of Defense cluster munitions policy. GMLRS Unitary rockets exceed the required combat reliability rate, while the RRPR allows realistic training with full-motored rockets with limited flight range, making them ideal for smaller testing ranges.

Lockheed Martin has produced more than 30,000 GMLRS rockets at Camden.



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