US Army test fired extended-Range munitions for HIMARS

The U.S. Army successfully demonstrated Lockheed Martin’s next-generation Extended-Range GMLRS (ER GMLRS) against a target set at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Fired from the U.S. Army’s HIMARS launcher, two ER GMLRS rockets achieved flight trajectory, range and accuracy from launch to impact. The rockets also engaged a target set meeting criteria for missile performance.

“The Army’s success in this operational test further demonstrates the readiness of ER GMLRS and overall capability of our family of munitions,” said Jay Price, vice president for Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin. “Our capabilities provide range options, affordability and of course the continued precision of this enhanced system.”

The operational test moves ER GMLRS closer to fielding and production. The rocket will be built at Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.

Lockheed Martin has produced more than 70,000 GMLRS rounds and is under annual contract to continue production of GMLRS unitary and alternative-warhead rockets including integrated logistics support for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and international customers. The systems are produced at the company’s Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.

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