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M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)


Statistics

First Produced/Service Dates:

2005

Manufactured by:

Truck Chassis: Oshkosh Defense; Launcher System: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Crew: 3
Armament: (6) MLRS Missiles or (1) ATACMS Missile
Miscellaneous Info:

HIMARS was originally developed as a private venture by Lockheed Martin to replace the tracked M270/A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).  Based on the M1140 5 Ton Truck Chassis in the FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle) series of US trucks, HIMARS is cheaper to produce/maintain and more deployable.  Due to its flexiblity of use and firepower it is part of the Rapid Deployment Force.

Fitted with both regular cab and armored configuration it can be used to launch any of the 227mm MLRS rocket munitions as well as the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) GPS guided ordnance. 

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Photos Lockheed Martin Corporation
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Photos US Army
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Photos US Marine Corps
Unarmored M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Photos Robert Skipper

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
HIMARS Information and Photos Army Guide.com
HIMARS Information and Photos Army Technology.com
HIMARS Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists
HIMARS Information and Photos Global Security.org
HIMARS Information and Photos Lockheed-Martin Corporation
HIMARS Information and Photos Military Today.com
HIMARS Information and Photos US Marine Corps

 

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