High Mobility Artillery Rocket System : HIMARS receives award for performance-based logistics and operational readiness
The Department of Defense selected the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin's High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) team for the Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Award, which recognizes exceptional operational capability. Because of its C-130 transportability, HIMARS can be deployed into areas previously inaccessible to heavier launchers. It also incorporates the self-loading, autonomous features that have made the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) the premier rocket artillery system in the world. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of MLRS rockets, or one Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile. Its fire control system, electronics and communications units are interchangeable with the existing MLRS M270A1 launcher, and the crew and training are the same. The HIMARS launchers have fired the entire MLRS family of munitions, including the ATACMS Unitary missile and the Guided MLRS Unitary rocket.
|November 1, 2006 - FeedSee|