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M142 HIMARS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 414
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: 414
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. 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.

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. 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
Dimensions
Height: 3.20 meter
Length: 7 meter
Width: 2.40 meter
Performance
Max Range: 480 kilometer
Speed
Top Speed: 24 mps (86 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 10,890 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M142 HIMARS News

There are 51 news between
2 Apr 2003 and 15 May 2019
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019US Army To Develop Modular Pods For Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System
Monday, April 22, 2019US Army Orders 50 Upgraded M270A2 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
Thursday, March 28, 2019US Army Orders 9,500+ GUMLRS Rockets
Tuesday, March 26, 2019Deepstrike Missile Completes Preliminary Design Review
Monday, February 11, 2019Poland to Buy 20 HIMARS Artillery Systems
Thursday, November 29, 2018FMS: Poland Seeks 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems
Tuesday, October 9, 2018DeepStrike Missile Integrated into M142 and M270 Launchers
Monday, September 24, 2018US Army Orders 24 Additional HIMARS Rocket Artillery Systems
Tuesday, August 14, 2018Undisclosed Customer Orders 18 HIMARS Rocket Artillery Systems
Saturday, October 28, 2017US Marine Corps Seeking Smaller Rocket Artillery System

Operators & Related Equipment


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

Grand Total 4147
Defensive Weapons
M26x6
M26A1x6
M30 GMLRSx6
M31 GUMLRSx6
Offensive Weapons
ATACMS Block Ix1
ATACMS Block IAx1
ATACMS Block IA Unitaryx1
ATACMS Block IIx1
ATACMS-Px1
DeepStrikex2
LRPFx1
Modernized TACMSx1
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