Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded a foreign military sale (FMS) contract to supply Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) to Finland, Republic of Korea, and Romania.
The hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price and fixed-price-incentive) contract, worth around $829 million was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located at Redstone Arsenal (RSA), Alabama. Fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2018 other procurement (Army); and foreign military sales funds for the combined amount were obligated at the time of the award.
The contract work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2020.
GMLRS is an all-weather rocket designed for fast deployment that delivers precision strike beyond the reach of most conventional weapons.
The new GMLRS Alternative Warhead was the first munition developed to service area targets without the effects of unexploded ordinance, complying with DoD cluster munitions policy. GMLRS Unitary rockets greatly exceed the required combat reliability rate and have established a reputation for affordability. The Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (RRPR) allows users to train with realistic, full-motored rockets with limited flight range, making them ideal for smaller testing ranges.
In combat operations, each GMLRS rocket is packaged in an MLRS launch pod and is fired from the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System HIMARS or M270 family of launchers. GMLRS was established as an international cooperative program among the U.S. and allied nations.
Lockheed Martin has produced more than 30,000 GMLRS rockets at its facility in Camden.