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ATACMS Block II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M39A2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: ATACMS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Maiden Flight: 26 April 1988
Total Production: 3,924
Family Members: ATACMS Block I, ATACMS Block IA, ATACMS Block IA Unitary, ATACMS-P and Modernized TACMS
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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 II retains the Block I guidance system but features reduced range and an entirely new payload. Block II payload consists of 13 BAT submunitions, or even the improved model BAT P3I, designed to destroy moving and stationary armored targets.

ATACMS Block II Applications


Artillery Systems M142 HIMARS M270 MLRS M270A1 MLRS

ATACMS Block II Specifications

Number of Stages: 1
Dimensions
Diameter: 610 millimeter (24.0 inch)
Length: 4 meter (157 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 140 kilometer (76 nautical mile)
Time
Service Life: 20 year
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)

ATACMS Block II News

There are 2 news between
16 Jun 2005 and 29 Mar 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016Lockheed Martin Restarts Production of ATACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile System
Thursday, June 16, 2005HIMARS Rocket Launcher Fielded

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total ?1
Defensive Weapons
BATx13
P3I BATx13
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