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ATACMS Block IA
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: M39A1
Origin: United States of America
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Description: The ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) is a theater short range ballistic missile launched form the M270 MLRS and/or HIMARS artillery systems. It provides attack capability beyond the range of current howitzer and rocket systems. Each M270 artillery system can accommodate up to two Army TACMS missiles replacing 12 227mm rockets, six rockets per TACMS. TACMS is specially well suited to attack high payoff, time sensitive targets. The ATACMS ballistic missile was employed for the first time in 1991 during the Gulf War military campaign in Kuwait and Iraq. The US Army has great confidence in the TACMS family of tactical missiles which provide long range, precision attack against a wide range of targets.
The ATACMS Block IA is an extended range and reduced payload variant of the combat proven ATACMS missile. The Block IA has range in excess of 290 km and carries 300 M74 anti-personnel/anti-materiel submunitions. Additionally, the ring laser gyro guidance system of baseline ATACMS has been replaced by a combination of GPS/INS. The new GPS/INS based guidance system achieves better accuracy than its predecessor.
ATACMS Block IA Applications
ATACMS Block IA Specifications
Number of Stages: 1
Number of Submunitions: 300
Diameter: 610 millimeter (24.0 inch)
Length: 4 meter (157 inch)
Max Range: 300 kilometer (162 nautical mile)
Service Life: 20 year
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
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ATACMS Block IA News
There are 6 news between
16 Jun 2005 and 28 Feb 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017US Army to Retire All M39 and M39A1 ATACMS Ballistic Missiles After 2018Wednesday, January 7, 2015US Army Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for ATACMS Tactical Ballistic Missiles ModernizationThursday, August 21, 2008Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Combat-Proven ATACMS MissilesThursday, February 7, 2008Lockheed Martin Receives ATACMS Orders Through 2010Thursday, September 21, 2006FMS: UAE Requests HIMARS Rocket Artillery SystemsThursday, June 16, 2005HIMARS Rocket Launcher Fielded
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