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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.

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