U.S. approves sale of HIMARS rocket system to Romania

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and related support and equipment to Romania, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement.

The total estimated program cost is $1.25 billion and the prime contractor will be Lockheed-Martin.

According to the statement, Romania has earlier requested the sale of 54 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers, 81 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, 81 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warhead, 54 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, 24 Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), 15 M1151A1 HMMWVs, Utility, Armored, and 15 M1151A1 HMMWVs.

Also included with this request are: 54 M1084A1P2 HIMARS Resupply Vehicles (RSVs) (5 ton, Medium Tactical Cargo Vehicle with Material Handling Equipment), 54 M1095 MTV Cargo Trailer with RSV kit, and 10 M1089A1P2 FMTV Wreckers (5 Ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Wrecker with Winch), 30 Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, support equipment, communications equipment, sensors, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, training and training equipment, systems integration support, Quality Assurance Teams and a Technical Assistance Fielding Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

About HIMARS :

M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a truck frame.

The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS tactical missile on a five-ton truck and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Family of Munitions (MFOM).

The highly mobile platform delivers accurate, lethal, quick-strike munitions ranging from 15 to 300 kilometers.

The launcher is transportable in a C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft. The chassis is produced by BAE Systems and the rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin.


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