$151.2M to Lockheed Martin for Army HIMARS LaunchersDec 29, 2009 17:35 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Missile and Fires Control in Grand Prairie, TX received a $151.2 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply high mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) full rate production Lot 5 launchers for the US Army.
The contract includes 46 Army launchers; 1 Army launcher rebuild; launchers loader module trainer kit; product definition data package maintenance tack; new equipment training; and support equipment.
The HIMARS is the newest member of the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) family.
HIMARS is a mobile artillery rocket system offering the firepower of MLRS on a wheeled chassis.
HIMARS entered service in June 2005 with the 27th Field Artillery, 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. The first full-rate production contract was awarded in December 2005.
For this most recent contract, Lockheed Martin will perform the work in Grand Prairie, TX (40%) and East Camden, AR (50%), with an estimated completion date of March 30/10. US Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL manages the contract (W31P4Q-08-C-0001).