Army gets mis­sile made in Cam­den

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — Noel Oman

Lock­heed Martin has de­liv­ered the first Army Tac­ti­cal Mis­sile Sys­tem mis­sile to the U.S. Army from the com­pany’s new pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Cam­den, the de­fense con­trac­tor an­nounced Thurs­day.

The Bethesda, Md.based com­pany is un­der con­tract to de­liver 124 of the new mis­siles to the U.S. Army and an in­ter­na­tional cus­tomer, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. The pro­gram is in full-rate pro­duc­tion at Lock­heed Martin’s Pre­ci­sion Fires Pro­duc­tion Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence in Cam­den.

The sys­tem is billed as the Army’s only tac­ti­cal long-range deep pre­ci­sion-strike surface-to-surface mis­sile. It has a range of 180 miles.

Back in May 2015, Lock­heed Martin an­nounced it had re­ceived a $174 mil­lion for­eign mil­i­tary sales con­tract for pro­duc­tion of the mis­sile for the Army and the United Arab Emi­rates.

Lock­heed Martin has pro­duced more than 3,800 of the mis­siles, with more than 600 fired in com­bat.

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