$45.6M to Lockheed for more ATACMS Tactical Strike MLRS Missiles
Lockheed Martin Corp. in Grand Prairie, TX received a $45.6 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for Block IA Army TACMS variants (unitary) XM57 guided missile and launching assemblies. DID has covered these long-range, supersonic, precision-strike tactical missiles in depth before, including future variant plans. They can replace a 6-pack of 227mm rockets on the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems, and saw recent use in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Work will be performed in Dallas, TX and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Nov. 7, 2003. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL is the contracting activity (DAAH01-03-C-0203).