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M30 GMLRS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 43,882
Unitary Cost: USD$90,000
Total Cost: USD$6.0 billion
Also Known As: 70km Sniper and XM30
Origin: France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and MBDA
Parent System: M30 GMLRS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 44,146
Total Cost: USD$6.0 billion
Family Members: GMLRS ER, GMLRS+ and M31 GUMLRS
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Description: The GMLRS (Guided MLRS) is an international program in partnership between the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy to produce a guided rocket for the M270 artillery system as well as follow-on multiple launch rocket systems such as the M270A1 and HIMARS. The US Army is expected to receive the first GMLRS by 2005 and the European partners from 2006 onward.
The XM30 rocket will feature an extended range, all-weather capability and an INS/GPS based guidance system. Additionally, small canards on the rocket nose will provide maneuverability and ultimately high accuracy. The guided/maneuverable GMLRS rockets will enhance rocket artillery units with a precision strike capability. Lockheed-Martin estimated that average GMLRS can destroy the same target than MLRS rockets but employing 20 percent of rockets thus minimizing collateral damage.
The maximum range of the GMLRS will be in excess of 60 km (approx. 70 kilometers current estimates) and the payload will be reduced to only 404 M77 DIPCM submunitions. The GMLRS outstanding accuracy will be measurable in meters. GMLRS along with other improvements will allow the deployment of the M270 MLRS weapon system for several decades to come.
The European Fire Control System (EFCS) was developed to effectively fire and control the new GMLRS rocket provided by Lockheed-Martin. EFCS was developed and will be integrated into existing European MLRS systems in partnership between EADS, Thales (France and Italy) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmman. Field testing was scheduled to start in early 2005 with the first EFCS integrated into the M270 launcher. Production EFCS-equipped launchers is expected to commence in 2006.
Lockheed-Martin was awarded the third low rate initial production (LRIP) contract valued at $108 million for 1,014 GMLRS rockets armed with Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICMs) on January 31, 2005. Rocket deliveries for this assignment were scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2007. Previously, Lockheed-Martin was awarded the first LRIP contract for 170 (156? other sources) rockets valued at $24 million in June 2003 and the second contract for 840 missiles worth $85 million in February 2004. GMLRS production is expected to extend beyond 2020. The first LRIP contract was completed in May 2005.
Lockheed-Martin and MBDA team are considering new variants and further enhancements for the GMLRS rocket family. Europe-based MBDA in conjunction with Aerojet are offering a variant of BANG warhead to equip GUMLRS rocket. MBDA proposing a laser guided M30 variant for improved accuracy.
In August 2005, the United Kingdom became officially the first international customer for the GMLRS rocket weapon. Lockheed-Martin was awarded a $55 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to deliver GMLRS with the Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICM) warhead to the British Army through March 2007.

M30 GMLRS Applications


Multiple Launch Rocket Systems M142 HIMARS M270 MLRS M270A1 MLRS

M30 GMLRS Orders

M30 GMLRS

M30 GMLRS items 2007-2009

Chart includes M31 GUMLRS (264), M30 GMLRS (0)
0,2007 0,2008 264,2009,

M30 GMLRS Specifications

Dimensions
Caliber: 227 millimeter
Length: 4 meter
Performance
Max Range: 60,000 meter
Weight
Weight: 308 kilogram (679 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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M30 GMLRS News

There are 30 news between
24 Mar 2003 and 28 Jul 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014Lockheed Martin Completes Successful Operational Flight Tests of GMLRS Alternative Warhead
Wednesday, April 16, 2014GMLRS Alternative Warhead Logs Successful Flight-Test Series
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
Wednesday, May 22, 2013New GMLRS Warhead Undergoes First EMD Flight
Monday, August 6, 2012US Army Takes Delivery of 20,000th Guided MLRS Rocket
Tuesday, April 24, 2012Lockheed Martin to Develop New GMLRS Variant
Monday, February 20, 2012ATK Selected to Develop Alternative Warhead for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System
Wednesday, June 15, 2011US Army Orders 2,000 Precision Strike GMLRS Rockets
Tuesday, July 20, 2010US Army Awards Full Rate Production V Procurement for GMLRS Unitary Pods

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United Kingdom?
Several thousand rockets to be delivered under a �250 million procurement program between 2007 and 2010.

Grand Total 43,8829
 

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