US Army to acquire 342 additional M142 HIMARS rocket launcher systems

According to information from the Federal Business Opportunities website, December 26th, 2018, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Redstone anticipates awarding a contract for HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) production. The proposed contract action will include a 12-month base and four option years for up to 343 M142 HIMARS Launchers, manufactured by American Company Lockheed Martin.

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M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), Bemoko Piskie, Poland, June 16, 2017. (Picture source : Defense Visual Information Distribution Service )

This requirement concerns the production of new HIMARS Launchers and support requirements from 2019 through 2023 including PDDP Maintenance, training, support equipment, qualification testing, initial spares/repair parts, software, and efforts to correct obsolescence issues.

The proposed source to procure this requirement is Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control. The American Government does not have enough technical data rights that would allow another contractor to produce the HIMARS Launcher. The HIMARS Launchers shall meet the performance requirements of MIS-PRF-35480. The offerer's product must meet qualification requirements in order to be eligible for award.

HIMARS Launchers must not exceed 343 units. Support equipment such as Basic Issue Items (BII), HIMARS Launcher Adapter Groups, HIMARS Sling Assembly, MSTs and HIMARS unique tools, and initial spares required to support fielding of M142 launchers will also have to be procured.

The M142 HIMARS is multiple rocket launcher system mounted to a 6x6 FMTV truck chassis. The purpose of HIMARS is to engage and defeat artillery, air defence concentrations, trucks, light armour and personnel carriers, as well as support troop and supply concentrations. Offering Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) firepower on a wheeled chassis, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), it also carries a single six-pack of rockets. HIMARS is C-130 transportable and can be deployed into areas previously inaccessible to heavier launchers.

Offerers can submitt a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which will be taken into account.