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Modernized TACMS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 2016
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M57A1
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 Block II and ATACMS-P
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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 US Army Modernized TACMS or M57A1 is an upgraded version of the ATACMS tactical ballistic missile with a maximum range between 300 and 450 kilometers. Lockheed Martin upgrade includes new electronics and reset of the 20-year shelf life for each missile undergoing the modernization process. The M57A1 was first delivered to the US Army in 2016 and is expected to be fielded in 2018 as refurbishment for existing missiles.

Modernized TACMS Applications


Artillery Systems M142 HIMARS M270 MLRS M270A1 MLRS

Modernized TACMS Specifications

Number of Stages: 1
Number of Warheads: 1
Dimensions
Diameter: 610 millimeter (24.0 inch)
Length: 4 meter (157 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 450 kilometer (243 nautical mile)
Min Range: 300 kilometer
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)

Modernized TACMS News

There are 6 news between
28 Sep 2016 and 21 Jun 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018US Army and Romania Order ATACMS Service Life Extension Program
Wednesday, October 11, 2017Modernized TACMS Successful in Flight Test
Monday, February 20, 2017Modernized TACMS Tactical Ballistic Missile Successfully Test Fired
Monday, December 12, 2016Modernized TACMS Missile Repeats Success in Second Flight Test
Tuesday, November 8, 2016First Modernized TACMS Missile Successfully Engages Target with Extreme Accuracy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016US Army Takes Delivery of First Modernized TACMS Missile

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America150
First order for 150 modernized missiles ordered in August 2017

Grand Total 1501
 
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