M142 HIMARS

Lockheed Awarded $332 Million to Provide GMLRS Rocket Pods to Israel, Jordan, Others

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $331,760,390 foreign military sales, undefinitized contract (Israel, Finland, Jordan, Singapore) for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) alternative warhead rocket pods (quantity: 290); unitary rocket pods (quantity: 34); and reduced range practice rocket pods (quantity: 529). Associated services required to complete the production effort […]

U.S. Approves Additional Troops, Artillery Systems and Helicopter Gunships for Iraq Fight

The United States will send approximately 200 additional troops to Iraq and allow U.S. advisers to move closer to the front lines, the Pentagon said Monday, as the Obama administration embraces new measures to intensify its campaign against the Islamic State. Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced the expanded American role with Iraqi leaders during […]

U.S. Rocket Artillery Based in Jordan is Being Used to Strike Islamic State Targets in Syria

The Pentagon acknowledged Friday that ground-based rocket artillery fired from Jordan was used to strike targets in southern Syria last week, marking an expansion to U.S. ground operations in the war against the Islamic State. Col. Steven Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in the region said that a small detachment of U.S. High Mobility Artillery […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $143 Million to Provide HIMARS to the UAE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $142,750,920 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract for 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems with increased crew protection cabs incorporating sapphire transparent armor glass, associated training, spares, software, modernization updates, and planned enhancements and product improvement modifications for the United Arab Emirates.  Procurement also includes synergistic spares […]

How the U.S. Campaign in Iraq Has Escalated with a New Weapon: Rocket Artillery

Last week, close watchers of the many-sided war in Iraq and Syria learned from an apparently inadvertent Russian state television disclosure that Russia has upped the ante in its eight-week-old war in Syria, apparently adding ground-based artillery to the array of attack jets, strategic bombers, and helicopter gunships that have been pounding Islamic State terrorists […]

Lockheed Martin Awarded $175 Million for 124 M57 ATACMS Missiles for the UAE

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $174,753,051 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (United Arab Emirates) for 124 Army Tactical Missile Systems T2K Unitary M57 guided missile and launching assemblies, test equipment, flight test, and associated services. Work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas, with an estimated completion date of […]

State Department Approves Sale of M31 Guided Rocket System to Jordan

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Jordan for M31 Unitary Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Rocket Pods and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $192 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible […]

State Department Approves $900 Million Sale of Mobile Artillery Rocket Systems to the UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible […]