USA Pays Lockheed $182.8 million for HIMARS and Rockets

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M142 HIMARS(click to view full) Lockheed Martin Corp. in Grand Prairie, TX recently received a pair of different but related contracts. One was for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), a cut-down, truck-mounted, C-130 transportable version of the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The other was for 227mm rockets containing the DPICM submunitions that helped earn its MLRS parent the nickname “steel rain.” The total for both orders was $182.8 million. With respect to the specific contracts: M270 MLRS(click to view full) Lockheed received a $99.9 million firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). Work on this contract will be performed in East Camden, AR (77%), and Grand Prairie, TX (23%), and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2008. This was a sole source contract initiated on April 1, 2005 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL (W31P4Q-06-C-0001). HIMARS is based on the need for a lighter weight, more deployable version of the M270 MLRS tracked vehicle, one that can fit in a C-130 Hercules and be sent anywhere in the world to provide lethal long-range rocket artillery fire. The M142 HIMARS uses the same […]

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