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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 394
Unitary Cost: USD$5.3 million
Total Cost: USD$2.0 billion
Also Known As: XM142 HIMARS
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: M142 HIMARS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 394
Total Cost: USD$2.0 billion
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Description: The XM142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a C-130 transportable, highly mobile, rocket artillery system designed to meet the US Army requirements for ground highly transportable Objective Forces. It carries a single 6-pack of rockets or one ATACMS missile mounted on a FMTV five-ton truck.

The HIMAS retains some of the characteristics of the proven M270 MLRS, while providing outstanding transportability and superior mobility over the MLRS. It retains self-loading and autonomous features as well as rockets and missiles launched from the M270 MLRS artillery system. A wheeled chassis means high mobility and less costs of ownership.

On January 3, 2005, Lockheed-Martin received the third follow-on low rate initial procurement (LRIP) contract valued at $109 million. Under the terms of the contract the US Army will buy 37 HIMARS launchers and the US Marine Corps one launcher.

The launcher saw combat for the first time during operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. The US Army and the USMC want to procure up to 900 HIMARS systems all together beginning in 2005. In June 2005, the US Army's 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, XVIII Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, became the first HIMARS-equipped unit.

In December 2005 the US Army awarded Lockheed Martin the first full rate production contract. In March 2006 Lockheed Martin received a $51.6 million contract modification for delivery of 18 HIMARS to the US Marine Corps. In 2011 the US Army's HIMARS program was scaled down from 425 to 381 units.

M142 HIMARS Specifications

Artillery Tubes: 6
Crew: 3
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Height: 3.20 meter
Length: 7 meter
Width: 2.40 meter
Max Range: 480 kilometer
Top Speed: 24 mps (86 kph)
Combat Weight: 10,890 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M142 HIMARS News

There are 37 news between
2 Apr 2003 and 20 Feb 2017
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Monday, February 20, 2017Modernized TACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile Successfully Test Fired
Monday, December 12, 2016Modernized TACMS Missile Repeats Success in Second Flight Test
Tuesday, November 8, 2016First Modernized TACMS Missile Successfully Engages Target with Extreme Accuracy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016US Army Takes Delivery of First Modernized TACMS Missile
Tuesday, March 29, 2016Lockheed Martin Restarts Production of ATACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile System
Wednesday, March 16, 2016Raytheon to Offer Replacement for US Army's ATACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile
Wednesday, December 30, 2015United Arab Emirates Buys 12 HIMARS Rocket Artillery Systems
Monday, September 29, 2014FMS: UAE Seeks 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems Launchers
Monday, July 28, 2014Lockheed Martin Completes Successful Operational Flight Tests of GMLRS Alternative Warhead
Thursday, March 13, 2014Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America381
US Army had ordered 375 HIMARS through 375 HIMARS launch units through January 2011 and the USMC 50 launch units
Sep 2011350US Army (300) and US Marine Corps (50)

Grand Total 3945
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
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