Lockheed Delivers Rocket System to US Army

28 April 2010 (Last Updated April 28th, 2010 18:30)

The US Army has received a guided multiple-launch rocket system (GMLRS) rocket from Lockheed Martin at its Camden facility in Arkansas. GMLRS is an all-weather, precision strike, artillery rocket system that provides pinpoint accuracy with significantly greater range. It requires fewer ro

The US Army has received a guided multiple-launch rocket system (GMLRS) rocket from Lockheed Martin at its Camden facility in Arkansas.

GMLRS is an all-weather, precision strike, artillery rocket system that provides pinpoint accuracy with significantly greater range. It requires fewer rockets to defeat targets and reduces collateral damage.

US Army precision fires, rocket and missile systems programme manager Colonel David J Rice said the system provided responsive, precision fires, enabled by unsurpassed system reliability and maintainability.

The rocket system provides the joint warfighter with persistent, responsive, long-range precision strike capability against traditional and hybrid threats.

The new-generation guided unitary MLRS rocket integrates a unitary warhead with a multimode fuse that allows the rocket to defeat point targets within urban and complex environments, while significantly reducing collateral damage.