The Army this week awarded Lockheed Martin a $183 million contract to produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers and associated hardware.
Lockheed will produce and build 28 HIMARS at its Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, AR. The contract includes launcher and associated equipment delivery starting in late 2022 for the Marine Corps and an international customer, according to the company.
HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher that fires Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, Army Tactical Missile System missiles, the next-generation Precision Strike Missile and Extended-Range GMLRS rockets. It is transportable via C-130 and larger aircraft.
HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a 5-ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional protection to the three crewmembers that operate the system.