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Lockheed delivers 10,000th GMLRS to US Army

The GMLRS rocket being fired from the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico earlier this year. A Lockheed Photo

CAMDEN (BNS): Lockheed Martin has delivered the 10,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) to the US Army.

The GMLRS was delivered to the Army at Lockheed’s facility here in Arkansas on Tuesday, the company said.

GMLRS is an all-weather, precision strike, artillery rocket system that achieves greater range and precision accuracy requiring fewer rockets to defeat targets and limiting collateral damage. It is used by the US Army in tactical and operational missions.

The weapon is the latest variant of the Lockheed-designed Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).

The GMLRS features a unitary warhead with a multi-mode fuze to expand the MLRS target set to include point targets within urban and complex environments, thereby significantly minimising collateral damage.

Lockheed had delivered the first batch of 72 GMLRS to the US Army in 2005. The first 900-plus rockets were delivered to the US in 2005 and 2006.

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