Lockheed Martin awarded $226M to recapitalize MLRS

By Ashley Tressel / July 1, 2020 at 12:22 PM

The Army has awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control a $226 million modification to recapitalize its Multiple Launch Rocket System launchers, the Pentagon announced yesterday.

The contract includes 44 M270A2 launchers and has an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2023.

"Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Red River Army Depot, will overhaul and upgrade the M270s as 'zero-time' launchers with brand new transmissions, Launcher-Loader Modules, improved armored cabs and the new Common Fire Control System (CFCS)," the company said in a press release yesterday.

Work will be done at Lockheed's Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden, AR.

"The complete restoration and upgrade to our combat-proven MLRS will return the system to a zero-time condition and ensure the M270-series launcher remains highly effective and reliable to serve our Army customer through 2050," Gaylia Campbell, vice president of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in the release.