Lockheed Martin Receives $61 M Contract for Guided MLRS Rockets
Lockheed Martin has received a $61 M follow-on contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rockets. To date, more than 850 GMLRS rockets have been fired in the Global War on Terror. Work on the contract will be performed at the company’s facility in Camden, AR, and Dallas, TX. Deliveries will begin in May 2010 and conclude in July of that year. “GMLRS delivers precision when warfighters need it most, especially effective in urban areas,” said Lt. Col. Drew Clanton, the GMLRS product manager at the US Army’s Precision Fires, Rockets and Missiles program management office in Huntsville, AL. “The system’s readiness rates support the consistent quality we expect and its accuracy helps keep civilians out of harm’s way.”
GMLRS provides the US Army, US Marine Corps and the United Kingdom Defense Forces with a persistent, responsive, all-weather, rapidly-deployable, long-range, surface-to-surface, precision strike weapon. Reliability of US Army GMLRS missions exceeds 98 percent. “Soldiers continue to tell us how satisfied they are with GLMRS, because it is ready when it needs to be and can hit precision targets from 85 Km away, a new distance record recently recorded at tests at White Sands Missile Range,” said Scott Arnold, vice president for Precision and Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Just as in previous orders, we are committed to delivering GMLRS to the quality and dependability on which our customers have come to rely.”
GMLRS is an all-weather, precision strike, artillery rocket system that achieves greater range and precision accuracy requiring fewer rockets to defeat targets and limiting collateral damage. GMLRS is a Future Force system that provides the joint warfighter with immediate precision fires to engage, destroy and deny terrain to the enemy.