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DALLAS. Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to the US Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Arkansas.
Lockheed Martin is under contract to deliver 124 new ATACMS missiles to the US Army and an international customer. The ATACMS programme is in fullrate production at Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden.
Concurrent with production efforts, Lockheed Martin is nearing completion of a development contract with the US Army that further enhances existing ATACMS missiles. The modifications include upgrades to the missile electronics, and complete the qualification of a height-of-burst proximity sensor, which provides increased area effects on targets.
ATACMS is the US Army’s only tactical long- range, deep precision- strike surface- to- surface weapon system. ATACMS missiles can be fired from the entire family of Multiple Launch Rocket System ( MLRS) launchers, enabling battlefield commanders the capability to operate in contested environments.
Lockheed Martin has produced more than 3,800 ATACMS missiles, with more than 20 years of on-time deliveries. More than 600 ATACMS missiles have been fired in combat, and the system has demonstrated extremely high rates of accuracy and reliability while in theater. Each ATACMS missile is packaged in a Guided Missile Launch Assembly pod.