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M142 HIMARS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 381
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: 381
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 Orders

M142 HIMARS

M142 HIMARS items 2007-2011

Chart includes M142 HIMARS (104)
60,2007,60 0,2008 0,2009 0,2010 44,2011,44

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)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M142 HIMARS News

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2 Apr 2003 and 29 Sep 2014
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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
Monday, December 24, 2012FMS: Qatar Requests Sale of HIMARS, ATACMS and GMLRS
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
Wednesday, September 21, 2011Lockheed Martin Delivers 400th HIMARS Launcher to US Army
Monday, January 31, 2011US Army Orders 44 Additional HIMARS Artillery Rocket Systems
Monday, December 13, 2010First GMLRS Unitary Rocket Equipped with Semi-Active Laser Seeker Tested Successfully
Monday, November 15, 2010BAE Systems Receives Contract for Additional HIMARS Vehicles

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 3815
Ballistic Missiles
ATACMS Block Ix1
ATACMS Block IAx1
ATACMS Block IA Unitaryx1
ATACMS Block IIx1
ATACMS-Px1
Rockets
M26x6
M26A1x6
M30 GMLRSx6
M31 GUMLRSx6

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