The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System is an armored selfpropelled system for launching rocket artillery Itrsquos been deployed by the US Army since 1983 though production ended in 2003

The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System is an armored, self-propelled system for launching rocket artillery. It’s been deployed by the U.S. Army since 1983, though production ended in 2003.

Lockheed Draws $331M Rocket Order from US Army

Lockheed Martin Corp. (IW500/25) has drawn a new, $331.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets. The contract – which represents Lot 11 in a long-term production program — includes GMLRS Unitary rockets, GMLRS “Alternative Warhead” rockets, and Reduced-Range Practice rockets (RRPRs), to be supplied to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and for foreign military sales to Israel, Finland, Jordan and Singapore.

The contractor did not indicate how many rockets would be supplied in this order. It noted it has manufactured over 30,000 GMLRS rockets at its plant in Camden, Ark.

The GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed for fast deployment and precision-strike capability, beyond the reach of most conventional weapons. It is designed to project the MLRS family of munitions, which includes three rockets and four missiles, as well as six missile variants in development. The weapons in the contract meets the Army’s complete requirement for tactical and operational support, according to Lockheed.

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