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Lockheed Martin Receives Contract HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for US Army 0102111.

| 2011
Defense Industry News - Lockheed Martin

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 17:37 PM

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for US Army.
DALLAS --- Lockheed Martin has received a $139.6 million contract to provide 44 combat-proven High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to the U.S. Army. This order will increase the Army's HIMARS launcher fleet to 375, with deliveries continuing through January 2013. Work on the contract will be performed at the company's facilities in Camden, AR, and Grand Prairie, TX.

"HIMARS brings soldiers an agile, responsive and accurate delivery system of extremely precise fires," said Col. David J. Rice, U.S. Army program manager for Precision Fires, Rocket and Missile Systems. "HIMARS continues to impress everybody with its performance and versatility, the system is reliable, robust and exceptionally effective in theater."

"Half of the more than 1,900 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rockets expended by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fired from HIMARS," said Scott Arnold, vice president for Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "HIMARS has proven itself to soldiers to be highly reliable and relevant in today's battlefield, and its operational readiness rate continues to exceed requirements, a testament to the quality of the system."

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