Army ATACMS upgrade contract won by Lockheed Martin

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2015 – Lockheed Martin won a $78 million contract to upgrade the Army's Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).

The program will use hardware from early-production Block 1 to develop an enhanced and affordable weapon system that can eliminate targets without risking unexploded ordnance, which meets the U.S. Army’s long-range precision strike requirement.

The program’s first phase will have flight tests, followed by production starting in 2016. Work will be done at facilities in Camden, Ark., and Dallas.

Each ATACMS missile is packaged in a Guided Missile Launch Assembly pod and is fired from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) family of launchers.

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