Lockheed Martin presents next generation of MLRS with its HIMARS at MSPO 2013 0309131

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MSPO 2013
International Defence Industry Exhibition

2 - 5 September 2013
Kielce, Poland
 
Lockheed Martin HIMARS at MSPO 2013
 
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 09:04 PM
 
Lockheed Martin presents next generation of MLRS with its HIMARS at MSPO 2013.
At MSPO 2013, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Poland, the American Company Lockheed Martin presents the next generation of MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System with its HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System).
     
At MSPO 2013, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Poland, the American Company Lockheed Martin presents the next generation of MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System with its HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System).
Lockheed Martin HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at MSPO 2013, International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland.
     

HIMARS was developed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. The HIMARS enters in service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in 2005. In late 2009, Singapore took delivery of the first HIMARS firing unit and achieved Full Operational Capability. The 23rd Battalion, Singapore artillery commissioned its HIMARS battery on 5 September 2011.

In September 2006, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the United Arab Emirates official request High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems external link (HIMARS) as well as associated equipment and services.

HIMARS rolls off a C-130 combat loaded and delivers GMLRS and ATACMS munitions with pinpoint accuracy.

The combat-proven HIMARS provides increased responsiveness, increased crew protection and increased effectiveness against time-critical targets and supports conventional and Special Forces operations around the globe.

     
An M142 high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) launcher prepares to fire during a dry-fire drill by U.S. Marines at Forward Operating Base Edinburgh, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2012.
An M142 high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) launcher prepares to fire during a dry-fire drill by U.S. Marines at Forward Operating Base Edinburgh, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2012.
     
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System is a wheeled launcher that delivers a lethal mix of precision munitions on the Army’s FMTV 5-ton truck. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of MLRS rockets or one ATACMS missile. HIMARS is designed to launch the entire MLRS family of munitions, including the transformational GMLRS and all ATACMS variants.

HIMARS is capable of firing the long-range ATACMS (army tactical missile system) guided missile. The ATACMS family includes the Block 1, Block 1A and Block 1A Unitary missiles. The block 1 missile delivers 950 anti-personnel anti-material (AP/AM) baseball-sized M74 submunitions to ranges exceeding 165km. ATACMS Block I missile was successfully deployed in Operation Desert Storm.

The HIMARS was deployed by U.S. Army and Marine Corps during the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

     
B-roll of U.S. Marines with Romeo Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, fire a High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) aboard Camp Delaram II, Afghanistan on August 11, 2011.
 

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