07/31/17  Lockheed Martin Delivers First Artillery Rocket Launchers


Lockheed Martin announced last week that it has delivered the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher in which both the chassis and launcher components were manufactured at its facility in East Camden. In the past, the HIMARS five-ton chassis were Government Furnished Equipment to Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin is under a U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales contract to produce 12 new HIMARS launchers for an international customer. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader modular and fire-control system mounted on a standard five ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional protection to the three occupants who operate the system. In addition to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, HIMARS is also fielded internationally.