Lockheed wins $2.8 billion GMLRS contract

By Ethan Sterenfeld / March 30, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Lockheed Martin has won a $2.8 billion contract to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System warheads and rocket pods, according to a March 26 Army announcement.

In addition to the weapons, the contract includes "Low-Cost Reduced Range Practice rocket pods, cybersecurity services, integrated product support and other services," according to the Army.

The contract has an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2024.

Lockheed will complete the work at its facilities in Camden, AR; Dallas, TX; Lufkin, TX; and Ocala, FL, according to a company press release.

The GMLRS is a surface-to-surface rocket fired from either the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, which is mounted from a five-ton truck, or the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which has a tracked chassis.

Lockheed is also developing an extended-range version of the GMLRS, which will increase the range to 150 kilometers from the 70km the existing version can fire.