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All Future MLRS & HIMARS Rockets to be M30 Guided Versions

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M270 MLRS, firing(click to view full) In DID’s recent coverage of US contracts for the M142 HIMARS expeditionary rocket artillery system and the purchase of (unspecified) rockets with DPICM cluster bomblets, DID mistakenly identified the rocket system as the standard M26 MLRS 227mm rocket. Lockheed Martin spokesperson Sheri Oppenheimer contacted us to note that the rockets were M30 Guided MLRS rounds instead – a weapons system DID has covered in depth. We have corrected the article. Lockheed personnel also informed DID that going forward: “All functional rockets will be GMLRS M30. Their Unitary variant [with a single, 200 lb. warhead – see DID coverage] will play a major role in the near future. The Reduced Range Practice Rocket (RRPR) is the only type of the old rockets produced for training purposes (An RRPR allows safe, realistic MLRS life fire training without deploying a warhead).”
M270 MLRS

M270 MLRS, firing
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In DID’s recent coverage of US contracts for the M142 HIMARS expeditionary rocket artillery system and the purchase of (unspecified) rockets with DPICM cluster bomblets, DID mistakenly identified the rocket system as the standard M26 MLRS 227mm rocket. Lockheed Martin spokesperson Sheri Oppenheimer contacted us to note that the rockets were M30 Guided MLRS rounds instead – a weapons system DID has covered in depth. We have corrected the article. Lockheed personnel also informed DID that going forward:

“All functional rockets will be GMLRS M30. Their Unitary variant [with a single, 200 lb. warhead – see DID coverage] will play a major role in the near future. The Reduced Range Practice Rocket (RRPR) is the only type of the old rockets produced for training purposes (An RRPR allows safe, realistic MLRS life fire training without deploying a warhead).”

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