Lockheed Martin’s relationship with the U.S. Army will continue — the aerospace and defense contractor has received a follow-on contract from the Army to supply Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rockets.
The $445 million contract is the Army’s sixth purchase of the precision munition. Thus far, nearly 2,000 GMLRS rockets have been fired in support of U.S. and allied military operations.
Lockheed reports the contract includes Unitary rocket pods, or six rockets per pod, and 508 Reduced-Range Practice Rocket pods for the Army and U.S. Marine Corps. GMLRS pods will also be used for Foreign Military Sales customers including Japan, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
“GMLRS continues to be one of the most powerful and precise assets for artillery today,” said Scott Arnold, vice president for precision fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Its heavy use in combat shows our customers trust GMLRS because it’s reliable and delivers incredible precision, enabling faster and more effective missions.”
GMLRS is designed specifically for destroying high-priority targets at ranges up to 43.5 miles and has been used in urban as well as non-urban environments. It is sought after by U.S. forces to precisely destroy combative threats while reducing collateral damage.
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