Lockheed Martin highlights long-range precision rocket artillery systems at IndoDefence 2014
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International Tri-Service Defence Exhibition
Jakarta , Indonesia
5 - 8 November 2014
Lockheed Martin at IndoDefence 2014
|Friday, November 7, 2014 03:48 PM|
|Lockheed Martin highlights long-range precision rocket artillery systems at IndoDefence 2014|
At IndoDefence 2014, which is held from 5-8 November in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lockheed Martin chose to highlight a selection of long-range precision rocket artillery systems. Among them are the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System and the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
Offering Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) firepower on a wheeled chassis, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is the newest member of the MLRS launcher family. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of rockets or one ATACMS missile on the Armys Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 5-ton truck, and can launch the entire MLRS family of munitions. It was successfully combat-tested in Operation Iraqi Freedom. HIMARS is C-130 transportable and can be deployed into areas previously inaccessible to heavier launchers.
It also incorporates the self-loading, autonomous features that have made MLRS the premier rocket artillery system in the world. The HIMARS fire control system, electronics and communications units are interchangeable with the existing MLRS M270A1 launcher, and the crew and training are the same.
The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a highly mobile, automatic system that fires surface-to-surface rockets and missiles from the M270 platform. From inside the cab, the crew of three can fire up to 12 MLRS rockets or two Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). The system is operational in U.S. Army, and fourteen countries have fielded or ordered MLRS, such as Bahrain, Denmark, Greece and Israel.