Lockheed Martin has received a US$90m contract to support US Army and Marine Corps Multiple Launch Rocket System launchers.

Lockheed will be responsible for the performance-based specification components of the HIMARS and MLRS M270A1 launchers’ fire control systems, as well as the HIMARS launcher-loader module.

Responsibilities also include supply, maintenance and related logistics support, including field service representatives who work alongside the Warfighter to provide quick turnaround times.

Lockheed Martin’s Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) system will support more than 300 launchers through 2010.

LCCS field service representatives feed a central operations centre with complete records of each unit’s launcher operational status, configurations and component upgrades, all of which are instantly available in a networked database.

This database also contains records that describe the configuration and maintenance history of every major component and sub-assembly.

Repair facilities and special test equipment are co-located with the operational units to help reduce field turnaround times for repair of major components.

By staff writer