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Lockheed Draws $1.12B Contract for US Army Rockets

March 31, 2021
The new award will see Lockheed Martin supplying more than 9,000 guided multiple launch rocket system weapons, plus over 2,000 reduced-range practice rockets.

Lockheed Martin has a new $1.12-billion contract for the next production round of guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) rockets and related equipment. By September 2023, Lockheed will produce over 9,000 GMLRs unitary and alternative warhead rockets and more than 2,000 low-cost/reduced-range practice rockets, along with integrated logistics support for the Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and foreign customers.

GMLRS are the primary munitions round for Lockheed-produced HIMARS and MLRS rocket launchers. It features a GPS-aided inertial guidance package and enhanced maneuverability capabilities.

Lockheed recently delivered the 50,000th GMLRS to the U.S. Army.

“GMLRS’s versatile rounds provide proven capability, unmatched accuracy and are engineered for needs in support of Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO),” stated Lockheed’s Gaylia Campbell, vice president future of Precision Fires and Combat Maneuver Systems. “GMLRS remains in high demand because it’s the right round for multiple types of missions.”

Work on the new contract will be conducted at Lockheed operations in Arkansas, Texas, and Florida.

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