The Polish Armament Group (PGZ) has selected Lockheed Martin for exclusive further negotiations to develop the Polish Homar program on the basis of the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
The partnership will develop in-country defense technology modernization via transfer of technology, in-country production/manufacturing and future modernization.
The WR-300 Homar programme was started in 2007 to equip the Polish Army with launchers capable of striking targets at distances of up to 60 kilometres, with the use of salvo-launched rockets. Additionally, the system was also to facilitate employment of tactical missiles, with a range of 150 up to 300 kilometres. The system will be jointly developed by Huta Stalowa Wola, ZM Mesko and Lockheed Martin. The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) planned to purchase sixty WR-300 launchers by 2022. The system will be based on wheeled Jelcz 6×6 truck chassis.
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a standard Army Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Family of Munitions (MFOM). The launcher is air transportable by a C-130 airlifter. The chassis is produced by BAE Systems and the rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin produces HIMARS launchers for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and international customers. The highly mobile platform delivers accurate, lethal, quick-strike munitions ranging from 15 to 300 kilometers.
Source: Lockheed Martin