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M270A1 MLRS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M270B1
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: M270 MLRS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: ?
Family Members: M270 MLRS
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Description: The M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a highly mobile advanced artillery system providing strike capability against air defense systems, enemy artillery, armored formations and other high value targets deep inside enemy territory. Currently he M270 can fire both rockets and missiles, but in the future would be possible the addition of smart weapons to that list.

The M270 is a derivative of the proven M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The M270 retains the chassis of the M2. The crew of 3 can fire 12 rockets or 2 ATACMS from inside the cabin. The M270 is autonomous, containing all equipment necessary to load, aim and fire the rockets or missiles.

During the operation Desert Storm in 1991 the US and UK M270 artillery systems fired successfully about 10,000 M26 rockets and 32 ATACMS missile. Lessons learned from operational deployment led to develop an extended range of the M26 rocket known as M26A1/A2. The US Army also ordered the development of an improved mechanical launcher and fire control system.

To date, more than 1,000 M270 MLRS systems have been produced for 15 countries worldwide.

The M270A1 artillery system incorporates improved fire control system and launcher mechanical system. M270A1 launchers feature improved survivability, reduced operation costs and embeded GPS/INS navigation system. The US Army plans converting the existing M270 fleet to A1 standard beginning in 2002.

M270A1 MLRS Specifications

Artillery Tubes: 12
Crew: 3
Dimensions
Height: 2.57 meter
Length: 6.86 meter
Width: 2.97 meter
Performance
Max Range: 483 kilometer
Power
Power: 500 shp (373 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 11.1 mps (40.0 kph)
Top Speed: 17.8 mps (64 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 24,950 kilogram
Empty Weight: 19,573 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)

M270A1 MLRS News

There are 15 news between
7 Oct 2004 and 16 Mar 2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016Raytheon to Offer Replacement for US Army's ATACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile
Monday, February 3, 2014GMLRS Alternative Warhead Rocket Completes Second Successful Production Qualification Flight Test
Wednesday, October 23, 2013Altenative GMLRS Warhead Completes Third Successful Fight Test
Tuesday, June 26, 2012Lockheed Martin to Develop New Armored Cab for M270A1 MLRS
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Lockheed Martin Tests New Scalable Warhead on GMLRS-Plus Rocket
Monday, January 26, 2009US Army's ATACMS Missile Successfully Tested on British Army M270B1 Launcher
Thursday, June 21, 2007GUMLRS Program Receives Certification and First US Army Production Order
Wednesday, June 6, 2007UK MoD Places Three Contracts for M270B1 Launchers, GMLRS and GUMLRS Rockets
Monday, July 10, 2006Urban GUMLRS Tested Successfully
Thursday, March 23, 2006GMLRS Unitary Rocket Phase I Tests Completed

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United Kingdom12
Upgraded M270s to the M270B1 standard (12 units)
YearHoldings
201512
201412
201312
201212

Grand Total 2374
Defensive Weapons
AT2 Scatminx12
M26x12
M26A1x12
M30 GMLRSx12
M31 GUMLRSx12
Offensive Weapons
ATACMS Block Ix2
ATACMS Block IAx2
ATACMS Block IA Unitaryx2
ATACMS Block IIx2
ATACMS-Px2
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