Rocket system launchers, hardware detailed in $289 million contract with U.S. Army

DALLAS. U.S. Army officials selected Lockheed Martin to deliver High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware.

Under the $289 million contract, Lockheed Martin will produce 24 HIMARS launchers and associated equipment by July 2022. The HIMARS vehicles will be produced from the ground up at Lockheed Martin's Camden, Arkansas facility.

HIMARS is a lightweight mobile launcher, transportable via C-130 and larger aircraft for rapid deployment, that fires Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a five-ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional protection to the three crew members that operate the system.