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High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« on: December 18, 2016, 10:44:40 AM »
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The high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) is the newest member of the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) family. HIMARS is a highly-mobile artillery rocket system offering the firepower of MLRS on a wheeled chassis. HIMARS was developed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control under an advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) programme, placed in 1996.

The purpose of HIMARS is to engage and defeat artillery, air defence concentrations, trucks, light armour and personnel carriers, as well as support troop and supply concentrations. HIMARS launches its weapons and moves away from the area at high speed before enemy forces locate the launch site.

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YouTube video: HIMARS In Action

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 10:46:32 AM »
see also: USMC HIMARS @ Balikataan

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Lockheed Martin successfully tested TACMS Tactical Missile System launched from HIMARS | Army Recognition
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Launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at a target approximately 85 kilometers away, the modernized TACMS precisely engaged and destroyed the target, demonstrating the missile's Proximity Sensor Height of Burst enhancement. An additional feature of the new modernized TACMS is the ability to deliver increased lethality against imprecisely located targets.

Tactical Missile System launched from High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 01:45:59 PM »
US Army deploys its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System in Syria | Army Recognition - 15 June 2017
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The HIMARS will be stationed in the vicinity of the U.S.-Coalition training base at At Tarif to support operations there. The long-range battlefield missile represents a large boost in long-range firepower in the 55 km deconfliction zone around the base.

The HIMARS has been used to support Syrian Democratic Forces in its offensives against ISIS along with conventional artillery before, but from positions in northern Iraq. This move directly into Syria is a response and deterrent to pro-regime forces in and near the zone, who have been moving their own artillery into the area.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 11:33:02 PM »
Poland to choose HIMARS launcher solution for its HOMAR programme | Army Recognition - 06 July 2017
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Head of the Polish Ministry of Defence, Antoni Macierewicz, announced during an interview for TVP Info, that procurement contract concerning the Homar rocket artillery programme, would be, most probably, concluded with the Lockheed Martin company.

It means that the rocket artillery system, which is being constructed by a consortium led by PGZ, would be based on the HIMARS launcher solutions. HIMARS is able to launch its weapons and move away from the area at high speed before enemy forces are able to locate the launch site. Offering Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) firepower on a wheeled chassis, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System ( HIMARS) is the newest member of the MLRS launcher family. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of rockets or one ATACMS missile on the Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 5-ton truck, and can launch the entire MLRS family of munitions. HIMARS is operated by a crew of three - driver, gunner and section chief - but the computer-based fire control system enables a crew of two or even a single soldier to load and unload the system.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 05:58:47 PM »
US State Department approves military sale to Romania for HIMARS Artillery System | Army Recognition - 22 August 2017
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The Government of Romania has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (54) High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, eighty-one (81) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warhead, fifty-four (54) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, twenty-four (24) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), fifteen (15) M1151A1 HMMWVs, Utility, Armored, and fifteen (15) M1151A1 HMMWVs, Armor Ready 2-Man. Also included with this request are: fifty-four (54) M1084A1P2 HIMARS Resupply Vehicles (RSVs) (5 ton, Medium Tactical Cargo Vehicle with Material Handling Equipment), fifty-four (54) M1095 MTV Cargo Trailer with RSV kit, and ten (10) M1089A1P2 FMTV Wreckers (5 Ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Wrecker with Winch), thirty (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. The total estimated program cost is $1.25 billion.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 05:51:53 PM »
First 18 HIMARS ordered for Romania | Janes - 10 August 2018
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The US State Department approved the FMS of 54 HIMARS launchers to Romania in August 2017. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement at the time valued the sale at USD1.25 billion, including related support and equipment.

In addition to 54 HIMARS launchers, Romania has requested 162 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) warheads, 54 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS), 30 Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, and 24 Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), in addition to 30 Humvees and logistics vehicles.


The US Army Contracting Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD218 million Foreign Military Sales contract for the first 18 M142 HIMARS launchers for Romania. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 12:48:05 AM »
Poland to purchase 20 M142 HIMARS rocket launcher systems from U.S. | Army Recognition - 01 December 2018 10:07
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Poland has requested to buy twenty (20) High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) M142 Launchers, thirty-six (36) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31 Unitary, nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warheads, thirty (30) Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, twenty-four (24) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), twenty (20) Multiple Launcher Pod Assembly M68A2 Trainers, twenty-four (24) M1151A1 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), and nine (9) M1151A1 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheel Vehicles (HMMWVs).

Also included are twenty (20) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, support equipment, communications equipment, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, personnel training and equipment, systems integration support, Quality Assurance Teams and a Technical Assistance Fielding Team, United States Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support, training, sensors, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $655 million.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 03:33:13 AM »
US Army boosting artillery launcher numbers | Janes - 27 December 2018
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In separate announcements posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website on 26 December, the service said it plans to purchase additional high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS), and expand and upgrade its Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Fleet.

For the HIMARS, the army plans to award Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control with full-rate production contract 10-14. The contract, covering a 12-month base with four option years, will cover the procurement of up to 343 new M142 HIMARS launchers and additional support.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 09:40:11 AM »
USMC HIMARS deployed at Crow Valley for Balikataan

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2019, 12:17:12 AM »
Poland signs HIMARS contract | Janes - 15 February 2019
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The USD414 million Foreign Military Sales contract covers the procurement of 20 HIMARS M142 launchers, including two for training; Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) ammunition; Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets; command vehicles, ammunition carriers, and trucks; and logistics, training, and technical support. The system will be delivered by 2023.

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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 10:12:04 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/us-army-orders-himars-launchers/

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US Army orders HIMARS launchers
16th July 2019 - 15:30 GMT

Along with the launchers, the company will support requirements to include Product Data Definition Package Maintenance, training, support equipment, qualification testing, initial spares/repair parts and software.


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Re: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 05:57:32 PM »
U.S. Marines simulated amphibious raid with HIMARS M142 rocket missile launcher | Army Recognition - 16 August 2019 09:07
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The training provides an opportunity for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy to enhance their interoperability and develop new methods of integrating Marine assets into the naval expeditionary force. During the operation, a HIMARS platoon from 12th Marine Regiment successfully loaded personnel and equipment onto a U.S. Navy landing craft, utility, where it was then transferred to another location and offloaded onshore for follow-on missions.

This capability makes HIMARS a more lethal and extensive asset. “This exercise helps showcase our unit’s mobility and the mobility of the HIMARS in the Indo-Pacific,” said U.S. Marine Cpl. Pablo Villegas, a HIMARS operator who participated in the training. He went on to say that HIMARS are typically driven over land or inserted into an area of operations via aircraft, now that HIMARS are able to be transported via an LCU, there are no limits to where the HIMARS can be.

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Having HIMARS in the Indo-Pacific allows U.S. forces to shape the battlespace, whether in the air, land or sea. The extended range and high accuracy of the system make it essential for expeditionary advanced base operations.


A landing craft, utility assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), lowers its ramp to unload a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as part of a simulated amphibious raid, at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, August 14, 2019. (Picture source U.S. DoD Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechse)