MLRS multiple launch rocket system

РСЗО MLRS

The MLRS multiple rocket launcher system is designed to perform, at any time of the day and under various weather conditions, combat missions to engage and destroy guns, rocket forces and equipment, areas where air defense forces and equipment are concentrated, trucks, light armoured personnel carriers, as well as areas where troops and technical positions are concentrated.

Initially, a variant was developed to equip tactical and operational units (division, hull), called GSRS (General Support Rocket System). At the beginning of 1976, preparatory work began to develop a concept for its creation. In March 1976, representatives of five companies (Boeing, Emerson Electric, Martin Marietta, Northrop and Vought (now Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control) signed a contract to evaluate the GSRS General Support Rocket System concept. In September 1977, Boeing Aerospace and Vought Corporation signed a contract for a 29-month period of ratification (approval) of the GSRS development tender. Under the contract, each company supplied three combat vehicle prototypes and unguided rockets for comparative testing at the White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico). The solid propellant rocket engine (SPRM) for the projectile was developed by Atlantic Research specialists.

In early 1978, the U.S. Army Missile Research and Development Command (U.S. Army Missile Research and Development Command) changed the direction of further development of the GSRS system with the ability to produce both in the United States and Europe. The program was renamed the Multiple Launch Rocket System or MLRS. In April 1980, Ling Tempco Vought of Dallas, Texas (now Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Dallas) was selected as the lead contractor to coordinate the development of the MLRS system. The firepower of the GSRS prototype vehicle was to match the firepower of the 27 howitzers of the 203mm caliber.

The first projectiles assembled as part of small-scale production were delivered in May 1982. The combat vehicles assembled as part of initial production were delivered to the army in August 1982. The company invested more than 42 million US dollars to create automated production facilities located in Eastern Camden (Arkansas) for the production of rigs (combat vehicles) and projectiles.

In 1983, a new MLRS multiple rocket launcher system was introduced into service with the US Army. After 2-3 years, it began to enter the service of the ground forces of the armies of other countries.

The second multi-year contract for the purchase of the MLRS system for 1989-1993 was concluded in July 1989. In the 1989 financial year, joint production of the MLRS system began with specialists from the USA, UK, Germany, France and Italy. As of September 1995, 857 combat vehicles were delivered - 772 to the active army and 185 to the US National Guard. Organizationally MLRS systems are combined into batteries and field artillery divisions. There are 9 and 27 combat vehicles in a division and a corps of ground forces, respectively. According to other data, they are deployed in three batteries and 29 in a division.

One of the available photos from the 80s allows us to conclude that there was also a variant of a combat vehicle with one tracked chassis.

According to the 1987 data, Dynamit Nobel (Germany) specialists, as a private initiative, developed tubular guides, which were introduced into six guides of the transport and launch container for RS 227 mm BM MLRS. Thanks to this solution, it became possible to launch practical 110 mm RS LARS during training firing from the MLRS booster. It was noted that in addition to a certain economic effect, it made it possible to use smaller firing ranges.

In November 1986, the first shots were fired, which confirmed the technical compatibility of the two systems.

For 1993-1994 it was planned to start deliveries of miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) KZO, which, in particular, were to be used in combination with MLRS.

In 1987 it was published information that Boeing (USA) specialists developed the RAV-3000 unmanned aerial vehicle launched from the MLRS combat vehicle. It was designed for a number of combat missions, including target search and electronic suppression. Twelve of these drones, made in the form of conventional radars, were accommodated in a sealed MLRS launch container. The wings of the drone were opened after launch. The unattended storage period was 5 years.

Also, according to data from 1987, the Boeing Military Aeroplane Co. offered its Brave 3000 UAV to be launched from PU on the basis of MLRS. However, the decision on the choice of land-based boosters and the requirements for the unification of land-based and air-based missiles by the Pentagon at that time has not yet been made.

When the MLRS multiple launch rocket system began operating in hot climates, its electronic system began to fail. The MLRS is inferior to the Soviet 9K57 "Hurricane".

According to domestic data dated 2018, "To launch micro- and nano-satellites, a multi-purpose "nanorocket" MNNS system is being developed on the basis of OTR ATACMS and MLRS launchers. The cost of the launch does not exceed $1 million. Transfer of MNNS system from garrison storage to the launch readiness does not exceed 24 hours".

According to data from 18.10.2018, the U.S. Army is taking serious steps to expand and modernize the fleet of MLRS MLRS. The modernization work is being carried out to maintain the MLRS MLRS in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Red River Army base plays an important role in this task. The program started in 2017, when the Ministry of Defense set a task to supplement the MLRS MLRS fleet with the PFRMS (Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems) design bureau, whose specialists are working on the development of high-precision firing equipment for rocket systems and missile systems.

The expansion of the MLRS MLRS fleet has become a priority task as part of the Grow the Army initiative. It is planned to increase the MLRS MLRS fleet by 160 units by upgrading the obsolete M270A0 MLRS combat vehicles. The works will be carried out during 2019-2022 financial years. Also within the framework of the program 225 existing M270A1 MLRS combat vehicles will be upgraded during 2022-2030 financial years. The modernization of the vehicles will ensure the increase of the service life until 2050.

Composition: 

MLRS

Initially, the MLRS RDC was a part of the MLRS:

  • Combat vehicle M270 (in hiking position: side view, front view);
  • Unguided rockets (NURS) of 227 mm caliber in transport and launch containers;
  • transport and charging machine (see photo);
  • communication and control systems.

The two main parts of the M270 fighting vehicle are the chassis and the artillery unit. The BM M270 artillery unit is mounted on a modified elongated tracked chassis of the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle (M993 cargo transporter).  Due to the use of this chassis, the combat vehicle has a cross-country capability comparable to that of the M-1 tank. The BM M270 chassis is equipped with an eight-cylinder Cummins VTA-903 diesel engine with a gas-turbine supercharged 500 hp. The engine is located under the cab, which can be tilted forward, which provides access to its components. Transmission "General Electric" is a hydromechanical HMPT three-speed transmission. Suspension is torsion-plate, independent with three shock absorbers on each side. It is provided to switch off the torsion sub-compression of the first, fifth and sixth track rollers with the help of multi-disk friction devices, in order to provide the necessary rigidity of the combat vehicle support on the ground at the salvo.

The cabin of the M270 combat vehicle chassis is equipped (see the electrical equipment diagram):

  • an on-board location system that requires normal artillery topographic data and uses the calculation numbers to determine its location.
  • a computerized fire control system for which target location data and meteorological data in the target area are required to calculate the flight mission and to automatically enter various corrections after each shot. It consists of: a control panel with a monitor and a navigation instrument (top linkage);
  • an automated control system for sighting, with the help of which automated correction of the tilt of the unit, directed by the coordinate system to determine the horizontal guidance angles and inclination angles.
  • a system of sealing, soundproofing and heating, as well as a filtering and ventilating unit designed to protect calculation numbers from weapons of mass destruction.

The cabin is protected from shooting and machine gun fire and fragments of projectiles by aluminum alloy armor, when shooting the armor glass is closed by armored blinds.

Система залпового огня MLRS

The artillery part includes a fixed base with a swivel frame mounted on the chassis and a gyrostabilized rotating platform with the M269 starting charge module (hollow ash cenospheres) mounted on it, as well as pointing mechanisms for elevation angle and horizon with electro-hydraulic drives. The composition of hollow ash cenospheres M269 (see photo) includes an armored box farm for two transport and launching containers with recharging mechanism. Horizontal guidance mechanism is fixed on fixed base. Structurally it is made in one block and includes a level with working fluid, electric motor, hydraulic pump, servo valve and hydraulic motor. The vertical pointing mechanism is mounted on a rotating frame. The lifting mechanism of the starting charging module is made in the form of two paired screws, driven by bevel gear pairs. The drive pinions of these pairs are driven in rotation by a hydraulic motor or by a manual drive (the latter is used in case of failure of the main drive).

The recharging mechanism consists of two pull-out consoles with electric winches. They can be operated individually or together directly from the cab of the combat vehicle or by remote control. To recharge the TPC, the hollow ash cenospheres are placed in a horizontal position and the recharge mechanism consoles are extended. The transport and launch container is lifted by means of a winch, the gripper of which is attached to the centre of gravity of the container (see photo). Once the TPK is inserted into the cage, it is lowered onto the alignment pins and locked in its combat position by means of three grippers. Each socket also has a manual mechanical lock to hold the PPK, whose drive handle is located at the bottom front of the socket. After the PPK is locked and the electrical cable is connected to the fire control system, the charging winches are automatically disconnected.

The launcher is charged with disposable transport and launch containers. The TPK is equipped with reactive projectiles and sealed at the manufacturer's plant. Standard transport and launch containers, which are also storage containers, weigh 2,270 kg and include six fibreglass pipes rigidly fastened with an aluminium alloy cage. Inside the rails are spiral metal sliders to give NURS rotation at 10-12 rpm when fired to ensure the stability of the projectile in flight and to compensate for the eccentricity of thrust. The projectiles are launched directly from exchangeable containers. The projectiles can be stored in such containers for 10 years, being ready for use. Charging, aiming and volley of 12 projectiles takes five minutes.

The combat vehicle can be prepared for transportation in C-141 aircraft on a limited base as well as in C-5 and C-17 aircraft. The calculation consists of the commander and numbers: the driver mechanic, the guidance operator. However, projectiles can be launched with two numbers of calculation, and in extreme cases - with one number of calculation.

A variant of towed MLRS launcher was developed (see diagram).

Пункт управления MLRS

In the 90s of the XX century, the combat vehicle was upgraded, and its new model received the designation M270A1 (see layout chart). The main areas of modernization were equipping the vehicle with an improved fire control system with the ability to display video information, a full keyboard, a storage device for storing programs of 1 GB, an improved mechanical system and modern navigation equipment GPS. This ensures faster preparation of the combat vehicle for firing, reduction of reload time by 38%, reduction of operation and maintenance costs. When carrying out a typical combat mission with the M270A1 combat vehicle, the time required to perform it is six times less than that required with the M270. The machine has a built-in diagnostics system for timely fault detection. Upgrading of the US Army's M270 fleet to the M270A1 version began in 2002.

Typically, two trailer loaders are used to service one combat vehicle. TZM is a 10-ton vehicle with high cross-country ability M985 (wheel configuration 8X8). Its body is equipped with a 2.5-t slewing crane, which is used to load and unload containers. The machine and trailer carry four TPK (six missiles in each). The portable ammunition of one PU, including its 12 missiles, is 108 NUR, respectively.

After the introduction of fire control devices for firing (including the time of activation of the main fuses), the PU is guided on command by electro-hydraulic power drives. It is not necessary to align the launcher before firing, as the necessary corrections are constantly introduced into the fire control equipment. This is ensured by an appropriate system with a gyrostabilised platform. The same system also ensures the necessary accuracy in multiple firing.

In general, the M270 (standard, first), M270-IPDS (with advanced positioning system) and M270A1 combat vehicles have been developed.

The MLRS MLRS combat vehicles include the following types of unguided rockets:

  • M26 with a firing range of 32 km.
  • M26A1/A2 with a range of 45 km (XR-M77, developed by Loral Vought Systems).
  • M28 for anti-tank mining with a firing range of 40 km.
  • M28A1 (RRPR) with a firing range of up to 14.3 km.

Specialists of Loral Vought Systems company carried out works on development of a variant of a rocket projectile with increased range on the basis of a rocket projectile from MLRS. The maximum flight distance was increased to 45 km. The prototype model of the XR-M77 was flight tested in April 1993. Compared to the size of the head part of the MLRS MLRS, the length of the projectile was reduced and the length of the rocket engine was increased. Due to the smaller number of warheads, the weight of the prototype projectile is smaller compared to the standard projectile, i.e. the prototype projectile is lighter than the standard RS.

A consortium of companies from the USA, Germany, Great Britain and France developed the XM29 round with a cluster head equipped with self-propelled warheads (SPREs). For the XM29, options have been developed to equip the XM29 with three SSBEs BAT(see figure) or six SADARMs (see figure) (XM-29 rockets). According to the developers the XM29 prototype projectile was successfully tested against the T-72 tank. The weight of the head unit with SADARM was 111 kg.

Technical data of the SADARM combat unit: weight - 11.77 kg, head unit - 1.5 kg LX-14, length - 204.4 mm, diameter - 147 mm, descent speed - 17 m/s, scanning speed - 456 rpm. Other MLRS/SADARM data are installed (USA). Weapons system - MLRS; Carrier type - cassette combat unit NURS; Maximum firing range - 40 km; projectile caliber - 240 mm; Number of elements in the carrier - 6 pcs; diameter of SPCE - 175.3 mm; length - 203.2 mm; Mass - 13,6 kg; Combat unit type - self-forming PE (type of "shock core"); Facing material - tantalum; Speed of striking element - 2440 m/s; Armor penetration - 100 mm; Sensor type - combined: radar millimeter wavelength and infrared dual-band; Looking range radius - 75 m; Adoption time - 1995-1996.

According to other data, "high-precision" head units were developed for MLRS RS in the 1980s. The first option was the Sence and Destroy Armour (SADARM) head unit, designed for use against stationary artillery armoured vehicles. Six SADARM warheads were to be included in the design of each head unit. Each element would have scanning (search) capability in a specific area of the target area when homing heads operating in the infrared and millimetre wavelength ranges.

Another type of armor-piercing projectile was the Terminally Guided Warhead (TGW). The TGW was equipped with several homing warheads that scattered over the target area. Each warhead flies on a predetermined trajectory, with the condition that it is able to find suitable fixed or moving armored targets. The homing head shall be used to capture the target and point the warhead at the target for its destruction.

In the beginning of 1987 it was stated, that for equipping the NURS MLRS the binary chemical head unit - XM135 . Originally it was planned to receive it in 1991, but the procedure was delayed due to budget and political factors. The current state of development is unknown.

Since the end of the 80s, work has been carried out on new types of rockets with extended range, some samples of which have already been used in combat conditions. They are controlled and equipped with an inertial guidance unit based on the GPS global positioning system and small aerodynamic rudders, which provide overall manoeuvrability and increased accuracy (see photo). In 2006, a pulsed trajectory correction unit (see photo ©Miroslav Gyurosi) for the MLRS projectile was demonstrated.

The M30 GMLRS (Guided MLRS) projectile with a maximum range of up to 70 km (see diagram). Development of the M30 GMLRS began in 1987 as part of an international program by specialists from the USA, UK, Germany, France and Italy. Caliber - 227 mm, length - 4000 m, head part - cassette. The M30 GMLRS is equipped with 404 M77 or M85 shaped-shrapnel warheads, the projectile weight being 308 kg. In August 2005, the UK officially became the first international customer for the GMLRS projectile. Lockheed Martin has entered into a $55 million contract to supply GMLRS shells with GMLRS head units for the British Army until March 2007.

XM30 GUMLRS (Guided Unitary MLRS) projectile with a range of up to 70 km. The development of the GUMLRS projectile has been carried out by Lockheed Martin in cooperation with companies in Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy since October 2003. The projectile was tested at the White Sands test site from 2004 to 2005. XM30 is equipped with a free-floating, non-detachable penetration-type head unit (weighing up to 89 kg) and is designed to destroy protected enemy military-industrial infrastructure (fortifications, runways, bridges, dams, warehouses, communication centers, etc.). The head unit is equipped with a fuse with three units, which provide for blasting in the air, when encountered with an obstacle and blasting with slowdown after penetration into the target. Caliber 227 mm, length - 4000 m, weight of projectile - 308 kg. M270 and M270A1 MLRS and BM M142 HIMARS MLRS combat vehicles can be used for firing. The first 498 GUMLRS shells were delivered to the US Army in 2005. On July 10, 2006, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was selected by the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin as the manufacturer of the GUMLRS head unit. The contract provides for deliveries up to 2020. The planned start date of GUMLRS entry into the troops was 2007.

In 2008, Lockheed Martin announced that it was testing the GMLRS extended range projectile, which hit a target located 85 km from the launch point. According to a press release from Lockheed Martin on November 5, 2009, its White Sands Rocket Range specialists successfully launched the GMLRS, with a maximum range of 92 km. The projectile was launched using a HIMARS MLRS combat vehicle. It should be noted that there is no information about the tactics of using guided missiles. It is not clear whether the task of their multiple launch with each projectile identifying its target has been accomplished or whether the use of such projectiles implies a departure from multiple launch.

Work is continuing on improving the combat equipment of shells. For example, the GMLRS Unitary EBW modification is equipped with a head unit of increased blast effect due to overpressure and is designed for use in urban conditions.

Information is also available on the GMLRS Unitary guided missile.

On March 28, 2008, a press release from Lockheed Martin announced the very first launch of four guided missiles using a new universal fire control system, which is an evolutionary unit with the ability to upgrade the MLRS fire control system and allows guided missiles to be fired using interference-proof technology.

On December 13, 2010, Lockheed Martin announced that it has successfully conducted tests at the White Sands Range (New Mexico) of the GMLRS+ guided missile, which is equipped with a semi-active laser-based GSN.

Characteristics: 

Fighting vehicle M270
Number of TICs, pcs. 2
Number of guides per TIC, pcs. 6
Dimensions, mm:
            - hiking length
            - hiking width
            - hiking altitude
            - altitude at war
6972
2972
2617
5925
Weight of combat vehicle with shells, kg 25191
Weight of combat vehicle without shells, kg 20189
Range of pointing angles, degree :
            - vertical
            - horizontal
between -2 and +55
±140
Maximum travel speed, km/h:
            - On paved roads
            - over rough terrain
64
up to 48
Acceleration from 0 to 48 km/h, s 19
Overcoming slope, % 60
Adjustable side slope steepness, % 40
Adjustable moat width, m 2.290
Adjustable wall height, m 0.91-1.0
Adjustable ford depth, m 1.02-1.10
The interval between shells coming off the rails, s 10
Calculation, man. 3(1)
Power reserve, km 480
Time of preparation of the BM for firing from the moment of firing position, min.   2
Full salvo time (12 missiles), s.   60
Engine
            - model
            - type
            - number of cylinders, pcs.
            - power, L.S.
            - rpm at a given power level
Cummins VTA-903
diesel, gas turbine supercharged
8
500
2400
Power System
            - fuel capacity, l
            - maximum range, km
            - electrical equipment voltage, V
617
483 (480)
24
Chassis
            - ground clearance, mm
            - track width, mm
            - track support length, mm
430
533
4330
TIC
            - inner diameter of the guideway, mm
            - length, mm
            - width, mm
            - height, mm
            - no shell weight, kg
            - projectile weight, kg
298
4166 (4219)
1051
837 (839)
411
2308

Testing: 

According to Aerospace Daily (No. 22, Vol. 138, 1986, P.169,170), in order to expand the production and application of MLRS, Vought carried out research in the field of creating an air (missile defense) missile based on FLACE (Flexible Lightweight Agile Guided Experiment - creating highly maneuverable, lightweight, with a flexible guided missile guidance system). Earlier this program was called SRHIT (Small Radar Homing Intercept Technology - development of an interceptor missile with a compact radar guidance system). The MLRS combat vehicle with interceptor missiles was to be a tactical version of the FLAGE air defense system. The first interceptor missile test was conducted in April 1986. The interceptor missile hit a target suspended at an altitude of 3,660 m, reaching a speed corresponding to Mach 4. The interceptor missile had a diameter of 228.6 mm. An MLRS rocket accelerator was used as the rocket engine. The combat vehicle can be loaded with 12 interceptor missiles, which should have been used to fight against aircraft, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles.

The 80's include work on the marine version of the unit to provide combat units of the Navy and the Marine Corps effective weapons for barrier and cover fire for landing operations, as well as to launch radar countermeasures.

On 14 July 1983, the Treaty of America and Europe conducted a demonstration test of the MARS system at the New Mexico Firing Range.

As of 1987, Switzerland considered the adoption of MLRS type MLRS as an addition to the existing 105- and 155-mm artillery pieces.

According to data from the second half of the 1980s, specialists from Ferranti (Great Britain) proposed to modify the pneumatic launcher of the LOCAT aircraft training system and adapt it as a simulator for training calculations of MLRS MLRS.

The proposed simulator was a container for 6 MLRS RS, which by its overall dimensions, weight and appearance fully corresponded to the real container MLRS RS. In the LOCAT simulator, instead of the usual 227 mm practical MLRS RSs, 80 mm LOCAT fragmentation training projectiles with a firing range of 6 km were to be used. It would simulate actual firing and charging conditions and have a device to connect to the existing MLRS MLRS MLRS. Using the LOCAT simulator for combat training would have cost 15 times less than for a real MLRS LLRS.

At the time mentioned above, the LOCAT system was still in the design phase and a prototype could be manufactured in six to nine months.

According to data from 12.12.1996, 9 fire control training simulators were to be delivered to South Korea as part of the MLRS MLRS delivery.

MLRS multiple launch rocket launchers were widely used by multinational forces against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. American troops delivered 189 combat vehicles to the Kuwait Theater of Warfare. They released 9,600 MLRSs on such targets as artillery positions, air defense positions, a cluster of armored and automotive vehicles, enemy manpower, helicopters on landing sites. According to other data, during Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. deployed more than 230 combat vehicles, while the British ground forces deployed 16 BM.

It should be noted that during these hostilities, for the first time, the U.S. Army's new ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles were fired from MLRS combat vehicles. Especially for firing these missiles were upgraded three batteries - 27 combat vehicles. However, no details are reported, in particular, the possibility of using the same chassis for the installation of TPKs for firing projectiles of different calibers, as it is believed that on the platform of one chassis of the same type of chassis can be installed only TPKs with projectiles of the same caliber.

The combat operations showed that the MLRS was the only U.S. field artillery system capable of operating in conjunction with Abrams, Bradley BMPs, and tactical attack aircraft, receiving target designation from it. As shortcomings of the MLRS participants noted the relatively short range of the NURS, as well as the fact that the combat elements of the M77 were virtually ineffective against Iraqi armored targets.

The system was deployed by the U.S. Army in Albania to potentially support military operations in the Balkan region.

In 2007, the UK moved several M270 MLRS combat vehicles to Afghanistan. According to the NATO Multinational Command, the use of GPS-guided guided missiles provides "stunning accuracy" in defeating targets.

Contract data

from the U.S. Department of Defense's website on component and element contracts for MLRS and GMLRS RDC

22 December 1994 (the date of publication of data is indicated everywhere, not the date of contracts)

Cummins Engine Company (Columbus, Indiana) has entered into a $6,533,820 contract with price and cost changes for 147 VTA903-T600 diesel engines with Bradley infantry fighting vehicle packaging and 18 MLRS multiple rocket launcher engines. The work was to be carried out in Seymour, Indiana. Estimated completion date is August 31, 1995. This non-competitive contract was initiated on May 15, 1991. The contractual obligations were imposed by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-91-D-A004).

28 December 1994

On December 23, 1994, Loral Vought Systems (Dallas, Texas) received additional funding of $300,000 as part of a contract worth $7,140,296 with additional funding for the design, development, assembly and testing of a guidance and control unit to further equip an extended range MLRS multiple rocket launcher. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas (97%) and Camden East (Arkansas, 3%). Estimated completion date is January 31, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on July 11, 1994. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-95-C-R045).

March 7, 1995

Loral Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received $17,297,997 in changes as part of a contract to receive bonuses and additional funding to perform industrial engineering services for its MLRS multiple launch rocket system. Work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas (90%), Teterborough, New Jersey (5%) and Norwalk, Connecticut (5%). Estimated completion date is January 31, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on February 4, 1994. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-94-C-5091).

10 May 1995

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $75,289,858 to the contract for 49 MLRS multiple rocket launchers, 1,315 transport and launch containers equipped with MLRS training rockets and 158 TPKs equipped with tactical unguided rockets for Israel, Greece and the United States. Work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 28 per cent) and Dallas (Texas, 72 per cent). The estimated completion date is 30 January 1997. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 11 January 1994. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-94-C-A005).

May 19, 1995

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $36,959,466 to the contract for 18 MLRS multiple rocket launchers and 294 transport and launch containers equipped with MLRS training unguided rockets. The work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 89%) and Dallas (Texas, 11%). Estimated completion date is June 30, 1997. This non-competitive contract was initiated on January 11, 1994. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-94-C-A005).

31 May 1995

The United Defense Limited Partnership (Santa Clara, California) entered into a $13,346,085 contract, with fixed bonus payments and additional funding, to provide systems support on Bradley infantry fighting vehicle chassis, which included technical data set (package) maintenance, engineering, quality assurance and logistics, as well as field service for Bradley BMP, MLRS and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in San Jose, California. The estimated completion date is May 31, 1999. This non-competitive contract was initiated on September 1, 1994. The contractual obligations were imposed by the US Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-95-R-J020).

27 July 1995

United Defense, L.P., Ground Systems Division, Santa Clara, California, was awarded a change of $5,260,184 to an option contract for 18 MLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in York, Pennsylvania. The estimated completion date for the work was 31 October 1996. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 September 1994. The contractual obligations were imposed by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-90-C-A011).

18 August 1995

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received additional funding in the amount of $1,625,000 as part of a $46,910,186 contract with additional funding for the engineering and manufacturing phase of the MLRS Advanced Multiple Rocket Launcher Mechanical System. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas (99.6%) and Camden, Arkansas (0.4%). Estimated completion date is October 31, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on March 2, 1995. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-95-C-0329).

September 7, 1995

Martin Marietta Defense Systems (Pittsfield, Mass.) awarded a $5,951,967 contract to perform 42 HMPT-500-3EC transmissions for MLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The estimated completion date is December 31, 1996. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 1, 1994. The contractual obligations were imposed by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-92-C-A013).

September 12, 1995

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $49,708,674 to the contract for the 62nd MLRS multiple rocket launchers, 381 transport and launch containers in training unguided rockets and 282 transport and launch containers in tactical unguided rockets for Israel and Japan. Work was to be carried out in Camden (Arkansas, 80 per cent) and Dallas (Texas, 20 per cent). The estimated completion date is March 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 15 August 1995. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-94-C-A005).

January 18, 1996

Loral Vought Systems Corporation & MLRS International Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received $26,103,240 (contract value under the Foreign Military Sales Program) as part of a $52,206,480 material contract for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system, comprising 8 combat vehicles and 16 simulators for Denmark and 12 BM and 24 simulators for Norway. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas, 95 percent and Camden, Arkansas, 5 percent. Estimated completion date is June 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 6, 1995. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0093).

20 February 1996

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Priory, Texas) has received an increase in funding of $1,845,000 as part of a written agreement to begin work prior to the awarding of a $23,200,000 incentive contract with additional funding to provide technology demonstrations of the modern concept for MLRS and HIMARS, 4 for each system. Work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 82%) and Grand Priory (Texas, 18%). Estimated completion date is September 30, 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on August 16, 1995. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0138).

22 March1996

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Akron, Ohio) received $34,421,604 (purchase order value) of the contract value for 71,712 T-107 track links complete for M88; 210,385 T-130 track links complete for M113 and 103,133 T-157I track links complete for M2, M3 and MLRS. Work was to be performed in St. Maris, Ohio. Estimated completion date is September 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on August 16, 1994. The contractual obligations were assigned to the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-94-D-A014).

25 June 1996

Loral Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received an increase in funding of $9,811,070 million to a contract worth $51,350,320 with additional funding for the provision of industrial engineering services for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system in the calendar years 1996-1997. The work was to be performed in Dallas (Texas, 90%), Teterborough (New Jersey, 5%) and Norwalk (Connecticut, 5%). Estimated completion date is February 28, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 20, 1995. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0295).

26 June 1996

Lockheed Martin Vought (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a contract worth $16,203,348 at a total cost of $48,218,064 to carry out work on four pieces of additional equipment: MLRS multiple launch vehicle enhancements, 69 advanced location instrument systems and 19 meteorological sensors between 1996 and 1997. Work was to be performed in Teterborough (54% New Jersey), Dallas (31% Texas), Fort Sill (7% Oklahoma), Lewinsburg (6% Tennessee) and Stillwellwell (2% Oklahoma). The estimated completion date is January 31, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 19, 1995. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0307).

31 July 1996

Loral Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) has entered into a $34,347,892 contract (with two additional funding contracts) for extended range unguided rockets for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system during the initial small-scale production phase. Work was to be carried out in Camden (Arkansas, 80 per cent) and Dallas (Texas, 20 per cent). Estimated completion date is March 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on April 30, 1996. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0304).

Loral Vought Systems Corporation & MLRS International Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change in value of $66,759,805 to determine the fixed cost of the contract for the number of additional capabilities for 62 MLRS multiple rocket launchers, 381 transport and launch containers equipped with MLRS training rockets and 282 transport and launch containers equipped with tactical unguided rockets for MLRS for Israel and Japan. Work was to be carried out in Camden (Arkansas, 80 per cent) and Dallas (Texas, 20 per cent). The estimated completion date is March 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 11 January 1994. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-94-C-A005).

28 August 1996

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) received an increase in funding of $7,600,000 through a written agreement to begin work prior to the award of an incentive contract for a total cost of $35,425,000 (with two options) to perform four demonstrations of advanced concept technology for the MLRS and HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. The work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 82%) and Grand Priory (Texas, 18%). Estimated completion date is July 31, 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 6 June 1996. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0385).

16 January 1997

United Defense, L.P., a ground complex unit, received a change of $5,121,253 to the systems support contract, the MLRS multiple rocket launcher overhaul program and Bradley BMP field service support. The work was to be performed in San Jose, California. The estimated completion date is December 31, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on August 15, 1994. The contractual obligations were imposed by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-95-C-X030).

3 March 1997.

February 28, 1997 Lockheed Martin Vought Systems Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $32,300,000 to the contract (with two additional funding contracts) to carry out initial small-scale production of an extended range MLRS multiple rocket launcher based on 1997 capabilities for 250 transport and launch containers equipped with unguided rockets. Work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 80%) and Dallas (Texas, 20%). Estimated completion date is April 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on April 30, 1996. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0304).

August 12, 1997

United Defense, L.P., a division of ground complexes, (York, Pennsylvania) - received a change of $14,012,767 (partial determination by written agreement to commence work prior to contract) to a contract for 62 MLRS 62 M993 multiple launch rocket launchers with engineering support to manufacture and incorporate the engineering change plans (bids) and unique requirements of the Foreign Military Sales Program for the following customers: 42 for Israel, 12 for Norway and eight for Danube, Norway. Work was to be performed in York (Pennsylvania, 44 percent), San Jose (California, 42 percent) and Iken (South Corolina, 14 percent). The estimated completion date for the work was April 30, 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 22 December 1995. The contractual obligations are imposed by the US Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-96-C-X069).

22 August 1997

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $75,190,857 to the contract for 29 MLRS multiple rocket launchers for Korea; the administrative cost of the offsets package and a 50 percent cut-off cost for the production line interruption of the combat vehicle. Work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas, 95 percent and Camden, Arkansas, 5 percent. The estimated completion date is July 31, 1999. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 30, 1996. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0093).

12 November 1997

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $16,623,705 (to fund half of the work under the commitment) to the contract for the 223rd Transportation and Launch Containers in Unmanned MLRS Missile Rocket Systems for Korea and Bahrain. The work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 80%) and Dallas (Texas, 20%). Estimated completion date is May 31, 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 April 1996. The contract is assigned to the United States Army Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0304).

December 16, 1997

United Defense, L.P., a ground complex unit, (York, Pennsylvania) received a change of $18,452,642 to the contract to consolidate (possibly assemble) 29 M993 transporters for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system for the benefit of the Republic of Korea. Work was to be performed in York (Pennsylvania, 79%), Aiken (South Corolina, 16%) and San Jose (California, 5%). The estimated completion date is 31 October 1998. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 May 1997. The contractual obligations are imposed by the US Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-96-C-X069).

30 March 1998

General Dynamics Defense Systems (Pittsfield, Mass.) received a $5,075,039 amendment to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support for systems for the transmission of Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and turret assembly, as well as transmissions for MLRS multiple rocket launchers. Work was to be performed in Mascegon, Michigan. The estimated completion date was March 31, 1999. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 23 December 1996. The contractual obligations were imposed by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-97-C-T158).

30 April 1998

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Akron, Ohio) awarded a contract worth US$6,987,832 for 1,968 T-158LL tracks assembly for an M1 Abrams tank and 14,196 T-157I tracks assembly for M2, M3 and MLRS. The work was to be carried out in St. Maris, Ohio. Estimated completion date is September 1, 1999. This non-competitive contract was initiated on April 1, 1998. The contract was awarded by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-98-D-T041).

30 June 1998

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a $63,000,000 contract with additional funding to perform work to upgrade the M270A1 MLRS multiple rocket launcher. The work was to be performed in Camden, Arkansas (82 percent) and Grand Prairie, Texas (18 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on July 22, 1997. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-98-C-0138).

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received $12,459,581 as part of the contract (base year at $7,598,976, with some options exercised) to provide industrial engineering services for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The total value of the services if all options were granted would be $75,238,121. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas. Estimated completion date is March 31, 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 4 December 1997. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-98-C-0157).

28 July 1998

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $5,158,266 to the contract for 223 transport and launch containers equipped with extended range unguided rockets for the benefit of Korea and Bahrain. The work was to be carried out in Camden (Arkansas, 90 per cent) and Grand Priory (Texas, 10 per cent). The expected completion date was August 31, 1999. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 April 1998. The contract is awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-96-C-0304).

November 4, 1998

Lockheed Martin Corp., Vought Systems, (Grand Prairie, Texas) received an increase of $11,031,668 as part of a contract worth $121,069,876, with additional funding to carry out elective work, as part of an international collaborative development involving the United States, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, for the engineering and manufacturing phase of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The objective is to develop, assemble, test, train, prepare the production and documentation for the acceptance of the structures of the unguided rocket projectile and the transport and launch container for maintenance. The full cost was to be split equally - 50% US and 50% European partners. The work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 95%) and Camden (Arkansas, 5%). The expected completion date is 29 October 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 15 September 1997. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-98-C-0033).

December 18, 1998

General Dynamics Land Systems (Mascigon, Michigan) awarded a contract worth 5,923,948 for 939 redesigned assemblies; redesigned electronic assemblies and consumable kits for these two assemblies. These assemblies were part of the components of the MLRS multiple rocket launcher system. Work was to be performed in Muskigon, Michigan, 50% and Tallahassee, Florida, 50%. Estimated completion date is March 30, 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 11, 1998. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-99-C-T008).

31 March 1999

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $44,254,000 modification to the DAAH01-96-C-0304 contract for 436 Unmanned Long Range Rocket Launchers for the benefit of Norway and Denmark. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas. The estimated completion date for the work was 30 November 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 April 1996. The contract is the responsibility of the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of 16,791,019 to contract DAAH01-98-C-0157 and additional funding to provide industrial engineering services for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system for the following countries: Netherlands, Japan, Israel, Greece, Bahrain, Turkey, Norway, Denmark and Korea. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas. The estimated completion date is 31 March 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 4 December 1997. The contract was awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a $6,455,000 modification to the DAAH01-96-C-0093 contract for work on Denmark's 4th MLRS multiple rocket launcher. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas. The estimated completion date is April 30, 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on January 18, 1996. The contract is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

28 May 1999

On May 27, 1999, Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $56,625,258 change to the DAAH01-96-C-0093 contract for the purchase of 18 M270 MLRS multiple rocket launchers for Greece. The work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 71%), Dallas (Texas, 24.8%) and Lafkin (Texas, 4.2%). The estimated completion date is 30 April 2003. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 18 January 1996. The contract is awarded to the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

8 June 1999

United Defense, L.P., a ground complex unit, (York, Pennsylvania), received a $16,610,679 change to the DAAE07-96-C-X069 contract for 18 M993 transporters for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be carried out in York, Pennsylvania (90%) and Aiken, South Corolina (10%). Estimated completion date is July 31, 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 24, 1997. The contractual obligations are imposed by the US Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan).

3 January 2000

United Defense, L.P., a ground complex division, (York, Pennsylvania), received a change of $5,096,756 to the DAAE07-96-C-X069 contract for 18 transporters (M993) for the MLRS multiple rocket launcher with the engine and transmission contractor for Greece and the 4th transporter (M993) for the MLRS multiple rocket launcher with the engine and transmission contractor for Denmark. Work was to be performed in York (Pennsylvania, 90%) and Aiken (South Corolina, 10%). Estimated completion date is September 30, 2000. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 24 November 1997. The contractual obligations are imposed by the US Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan).

18 April 2000

Lockheed Martin Corp., Vought Systems Corporation has entered into a $53,780,032 contract to manufacture 530 unguided, long-range missiles for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Camden, Arkansas and Grand Priory, Texas. Estimated completion date is February 15, 2003. This was the first application filed on 14 October 1999 and the first application received. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-00-C-0044).

10 May 2000

Lockheed Martin, Missiles & Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a $7,700,000 change to the DAAH01-98-C-0138 contract without cost to perform work on the review (restructuring) of the MLRS M270A1 multiple launch vehicle program and on activities to move to operational testing. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date is January 28, 2001. This non-competitive contract was initiated on January 27, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

29 June 2000

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract and contract with additional funding for a total of $79,929,645 to complete the contract for the initial small-scale production of the M270A1 combat vehicle to cover the work and logistics (logistic support) of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) project during the 2000-2004 financial years. Logistical support included training and temporary support for the contractor. Work was to be performed in East Camden (Arkansas, 65%) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 35%). Estimated completion date is 30 June 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 8 September 1999. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-00-C-0109).

November 30, 2000

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $11,397,857 change to the DAAH01-00-C-0094 contract and additional funding for the operational evaluation of a low cost fire control panel for the M270A1 combat vehicle. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas (85 per cent) and East Camden, Arkansas. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 21 May 2000. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

December 19, 2000

Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a change of $119,650,813 to the DAAH01-00-C-0109 contract with additional funding to fulfill the option to perform the initial small-scale production of M270A1 MLRS multiple rocket launchers and logistics during fiscal year 2001, including training and temporary support to the contractor. Work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date is December 30, 2003. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 8 September 1999. The contract is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

16 March 2001

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded changes to two pre-contract written contracts, to the DAAH01-00-C-0109 contract with additional funding. Modification 12 (Modification 12) for $10,531,000 to fulfill an unmodified option for 10 sets of M270/M270A1 multiple launch rocket launchers for Korea. The total cost, not to exceed $21,062,000, and additional funding was to be added at the time of determination. Modification 13 to the value of $31,661,410 to exercise the option on 19 M270 MLRS for Korea. The total cost, not to exceed $63,322,820, and additional funding was to be added at the time of the determination. Work on both additions was to be carried out in East Camden (Arkansas, 75%) and Grand Priory (Texas, 25%). The estimated completion date for the work was 30 June 2003. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 16 March 2001. The contract is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

17 May 2001

Day & Zimmerman Inc., (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was awarded a contract worth $8,293,558 with additional funding to carry out work on an M77 hollow point combat unit for its extraction and replacement. The contractor was to perform the extraction of the M77 fragmentation warheads from transport and launch containers stored at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. (Lone Star) The work involved removing rockets from transport and launch containers, detaching the head units from the rocket engines, removing cumulated shrapnel elements from the head units, unscrewing the M223 fuses and replacing them with new left-handed M223 fuses for Korea. The work was to be carried out at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Factory. (Lone Star) (Texarkana, Texas) Estimated completion date is September 30, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 22 February 2001. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Operations Support Administration (Rock Island, Illinois) (DAAA09-99-G-0006).

22 June 2001

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $5,733,000 increase in funding for an additional $6,300,000 to the DAAH01-00-C-0002 contract with additional funding. The HIMARS multiple launch rocket system is transported in a C-130 aircraft. The running bases of the system vehicles are wheeled landing gear. The system is all-weather. It is designed to fire all types of unmanned and guided missiles of the MLRS family of ammunition. The change in funding included funding for a modified plan for detailed testing of the HIMARS system, which included maintenance of the control panel software during 2002, which was required to maintain the software and verify the installation of a low cost fire control panel, and to analyze requirements for an extended location reporting system and to provide uninstalled autonomous operation. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date for the work was 30 April 2003. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 22 December 1999. The contract was awarded to the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

16 August 2001

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) received an increase in funding of $11,000,000 as part of a $111,022,477 contract to perform industrial engineering services for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system for the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany, and was not intended to support any specific manufacturing contract. The work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 99.1%) and Camden (Arkansas, 0.09%). The estimated completion date is March 31, 2004. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 9 April 2001. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-01-C-0141).

9 November 2001

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control-Dallas (Grand Priory, Texas) received a $36,132,500 increase in funding as part of a change of $72,265,000 to the DAAH01-00-C-0044 contract for 485 MLRS extended range unguided multiple rocket launchers for Egypt. Work was to be performed in Camden (Arkansas, 94%) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 6%). The estimated completion date is 31 October 2003. It was a non-competitive contract. The contract is with the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

26 December 2001

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $110,442,978 change to the DAAH01-00-C-0109 contract to perform certain upgrades to the Low Rate Initial Production V (LRV) of the M270A1 MLRS multiple rocket launcher, including spare parts and logistics. The upgrades were to include 41 US systems and 10 Republic of Korea systems, support for the Red River Army Depot and temporary contractor support. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 25 percent) and East Camden (Arkansas, 75 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2004. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

December 27, 2001

Corrected by

The contract, published on 26 December 2001, has been amended.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $90,644,484 change to the DAAH01-00-C-0109 contract to perform certain upgrades during the Low Rate Initial Production V (LRV) phase of the M270A1 MLRS multiple rocket launcher, including spare parts and logistics. The upgrades were to be carried out on 35 US systems and 10 Republic of Korea systems. Logistical support included training, support for the Red River Army Depot and temporary contractor support. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 25%) and East Camden (Arkansas, 75%). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2004. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

01 February 2002

Inter-Coastal Electronics Corporation, Inc. (Mesa, Arizona) received a change of $1,725,949 to the DAAH01-02-C-0047 contract worth $5,893,331 to perform work on M270A1 multiple rocket launcher simulators (or M270A1 combat vehicle simulators) and rocket launcher instrumentation data acquisition systems. The work was to be performed in Mesa, Arizona. The expected completion date is January 31, 2003. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 19, 2001. The contract is assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

12 February2002

United Defense, LP, a ground complex unit (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $6,881,794 as part of a contract totaling $82,206,239 with additional funding for systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2002. One quotation was requested on December 28, 2000 and one quotation was received. The U.S. Army Tank and Vehicle Administration (DAAE07-01-C-M011) is responsible for the contractual obligations.

14 February 2002

Corrected by

These land forces contracts were published incorrectly in the Air Force contracts section on February 12.

February 22, 2002

United Defense, LP (Santa Clara, Calif.) received a change of $9,371,089 as part of a contract with additional funding for systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales program and other (derivative) vehicles for Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara. The expected completion date is November 30, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Automotive Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

United Defense, LP (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $5,458,463 as part of a contract with additional funding for systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) vehicles for Bradley BMPs and MLRS RDFs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara. The expected completion date is November 30, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Automotive Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

27 February 2002

United Defense, LP (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $8,532,021 as part of an unrivaled contract to provide systems support and logistics services in support of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara. The expected completion date is November 30, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Automotive Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

01 March 2002

United Defense, LP (Santa Clara, Calif.) received a change of $5,458,466 as part of the contract and additional funding to provide systems support and logistics services to support both Bradley infantry fighting vehicles in production and non-manufacturing, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) Bradley BMP and MLRS RPA vehicles. The work was to be performed by the Office of Tank and Automotive Equipment (Warren, Michigan). The estimated completion date is November 30, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is with the Office of Tank Vehicle Engineering (Warren) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

18 September 2002

On September 11, 2002, the United Defense Limited Partnership (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $9,994,958 as part of the contract and additional funding for systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara. The expected completion date is November 20, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Automotive Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

September 20, 2002

On September 19, 2002, the United Defense Limited Partnership (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $13,149,500 as part of the contract and additional funding to provide systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) vehicles for Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara. The expected completion date is November 20, 2002. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 28 December 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Automotive Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

25 September 2002

On September 23, 2002, the United Defense Limited Partnership (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $6,260,000 as part of the contract and additional funding for systems support and logistics services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales Program and other (derivative) vehicles for Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. The estimated completion date is November 21, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

31 March 2003

March 27, 2003 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received an increase in funding of $11,609,050 as part of a $56,716,383 contract and additional funding for work on the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date for the work was 31 March 2004. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 9 April 2001. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-01-C-0141).

27 March 2003, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) was awarded a $6,500,000 amendment to its premium contract with additional funding for the development of a state-of-the-art unitary component of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system for guided missiles. The work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas (15 percent) and East Camden, Arkansas (85 percent). Estimated completion date is March 31, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 9, 2002. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-03-C-0051).

06 May 2003

United Defense, LP (Santa Clara, California) received a $16,000,000 change to the contract with additional funding for the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and MLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 21, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

25 June 2003

Lockheed Martin Corp.., Missile Fires Control (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $15,085,106 as part of the contract and additional funding (DAAH01-003-C-0059) for a production tool (with a capacity of 1,000 unguided rockets per year), four test (experimental) kits of the MLRS family of multiple rocket launchers and 12 test (experimental) instruments of the MLRS family of multiple rocket launchers (or MLRS Rocket Launcher if sealed). The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (41%) and East Allen, Arizona (59%). Estimated completion date is February 5, 2005. One price offer was requested on October 24, 2002 and one price offer was received. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

15 October 2003

October 10, 2003 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $5,453,000 modification to the contract to perform work on the 23rd Advanced Coupling Packages (weapons interlocking units) of the M270A1 multiple rocket launcher MLRS. The work was to be performed in East Camden (Arkansas, 85 percent) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 15 percent). Estimated completion date is April 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on September 8, 1999. The contract is awarded by the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-09-C-0109).

30 January 2004

On January 23, 2004, United Defense LP (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $7,026,318 to the contract and additional funding to provide technical support systems/logistic services to support Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers, the Foreign Military Sales program and other (derivative) vehicles for Bradley BMPs and MLRSs. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 26, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

February 02, 2004

January 27, 2004 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $95,681,016 to a contract with additional funding to carry out work on 780 GMLRS multiple rocket launchers. Work was to be performed in Grand Prairie (Texas, 75%), East Camden (Arkansas, 15%) and Lafkin (Texas, 10%). The estimated completion date is May 31, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 27 June 2003. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (DAAH01-03-C-0154).

17 February 2004

February 12, 2004, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a $3,000,000 increase in funding as part of a $17,426,614 bonus contract to perform work on an M270 MLRS multiple rocket launcher with an electronic warhead drive system. The work was to be performed in Grand Priory, Texas. The estimated completion date is February 30, 2006 (clearly an incorrect date as the maximum number of days in February is 29 days). This non-competitive contract was initiated on August 20, 2003. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-04-C-0053).

27 February 2004

February 26, 2004, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract worth $87,991,880 and increased funding to carry out work on the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (75%), East Camden, Arkansas (15%) and Lafkin, Texas (10%). The estimated completion date is May 6, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 19 February 2004. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-04-C-0080).

02 March 2004

27 February 2004, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) awarded a $7,384,153 contract to provide logistical support to the contractor during the life cycle of the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher/m270A1 combat vehicle. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date is 31 December 2007. This non-competitive contract was initiated on April 7, 2003. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-04-C-0076).

26 April 2004

On April 23, 2004, United Defense, L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $7,062,040 to a contract with additional funding for a Bradley infantry fighting vehicle and MLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 26, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Vehicle Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

28 May 2004

May 27, 2004 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has entered into a $19,285,638 contract with additional funding to provide industrial engineering services for all variants of the ATACMS and MLRS tactical complex. The work was to be performed in Camden, Arkansas. The expected completion date is March 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on October 15, 2003. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-04-C-0137).

02 February 2005

31 January 2005 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has entered into a contract worth $108,565,586 and additional funding to carry out work on 1,014 rockets in fragmentation warheads assembled during the small-scale production phase for the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas, 35 percent and Camden East, Arkansas, 65 percent. Estimated completion date is April 30, 2007. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 23 September 2004. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-05-C-0018).

04 May2005

On April 29, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $8,000,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. The estimated completion date is November 26, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Armament Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

14 June2005

On June 10, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $26,800,000 to a contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 26, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armament Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

On 10 June 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $14,500,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derived) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 26, 2005. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armament Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

17 June 2005

On June 15, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $7,596,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armaments Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

20 June 2005

On June 16, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $11,500,000 to a contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Office for Tank Vehicles and Armaments (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

23 June 2005

On June 20, 2005, Lockheed Martin (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $50,835,145 to the contract for the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, 20% and Camden East, Arkansas, 80%. The estimated completion date is September 30, 2007. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 1 March 2005. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-05-C-0018).

On June 22, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $16,115,000 to the contract with additional funding for technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armaments Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

05 July 2005

On June 28, 2005, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received an amendment of $11,000,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Office for Tank Vehicles and Armaments (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

20 December 2005

On December 16, 2005, BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received changes of $11,000,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistics services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armaments Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011). This contract may have been transferred from United Defense L.P. (see modification to the contract of 05 July 2005). The possibility of incorrect provision of information cannot be ruled out.

03 January 2006

December 28, 2005 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has signed a contract worth $82,883,285 to carry out work on a projectile with a head end in a cockpit warhead. The work was to be performed in East Camden (Arkansas, 80 percent) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 20 percent). Estimated completion date is 30 November 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 5 April 2005. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0002).

06 February2006

On January 31, 2006, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $5,000,000 to the contract with additional funding to provide technical support and logistical services for Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank Vehicle and Armaments Administration (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

2 February 2006, Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) signed a contract worth US$6,661,955 to perform work on an M270 combat vehicle upgrade kit. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (90%) and Camden, Arkansas (10%). The estimated completion date is February 28, 2007. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 18 May 2005. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-05-C-0278).

07 March 2006

On March 1, 2006, United Defense L.P. (Santa Clara, California) received a change of $15,240,000 to the contract with additional funding for technical support and logistical services for the production of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and MLRS multiple rocket launchers and other (derivative) vehicles. The work was to be performed in Santa Clara, California. The estimated completion date is November 30, 2006. This non-competitive contract was initiated on December 28, 2000. The contract is the responsibility of the Office for Tank Vehicles and Armaments (Warren, Michigan) (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

17 March 2006

March 14, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $77,575,200 to the contract to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple rocket launcher system and cumulative shrapnel warheads. Work was to be performed in East Camden (Arkansas, 80 percent) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 20 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 30 April 2005. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0002).

20 April2006

April 18, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $5,854,900 to the contract to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, 20% and Camden East, Arkansas, 80%. Estimated completion date is November 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 5 April 2005. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0002).

24 April 2006

On April 20, 2006, Marvin Land Systems Inc.* (Inglewood, California) entered into a contract worth $11,039,457 for auxiliary power and environmental control units for the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Inglewood, California. The estimated completion date is 30 September 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on February 28, 2006. The contract is the responsibility of the Tank and Armament Administration (Warren, Michigan (W56HZV-06-C-0387).   * small business

29 June 2006

June 27, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $9,540,112 to the contract for the small-scale production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in East Camden (Arkansas, 80 percent) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 20 percent). The estimated completion date is April 30, 2004 (at least one year incorrectly stated). This non-competitive contract was initiated on 2 November 2004. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-05-C-0018).

26 July2006

July 24, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $16,574,025 to the contract to carry out work on the high-volume production of the MLRS multiple rocket launcher system I (production number I) - the processing of cumulative shrapnel warheads for the urgent substantial release of unitary warheads. (Most probably in the case of replacement of warheads in equipment with shaped-shrapnel warheads by unitary, i.e., high-explosive or fragmented-phase warheads). Work was to be carried out in East Camden (Arkansas, 80 per cent) and Grand Prairie (Texas, 20 per cent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 25 April 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0002).

17 November 2006

November 15, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $27,467,749 to the contract to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in East Camden, Arkansas (80 percent) and Grand Prairie, Texas (20 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on July 24, 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0002).

27 December 2006

December 21, 2006 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has entered into a contract worth $78,021,043 to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 percent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8 percent) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 9, 2006. The United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) was the issuing agency for the contract (W31P4Q-07-C-0001).

14 May 2007

May 8, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $124,981,841 to the contract for work on the GMLRS multiple rocket launcher system, cumulated shrapnel warheads and unitary projectiles for GMLRS Rocket Launchers. The work was to be conducted in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8%), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8%) and Orlando, Florida (2.4%). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 9, 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-07-C-0001).

07 June 2007

May 31, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $18,401,870 to the contract to perform work on low cost transport and launch containers equipped with reduced-range training rounds. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie (Texas, 15 per cent) and East Camden (Arkansas, 85 per cent). Estimated completion date is April 30, 2009. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 22 November 2006. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-04-C-0110).

31 May 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Priory, Texas) received a change in the amount of $14,918,651 to the contract to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 percent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8 percent) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 9, 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-07-C-0001).

05 July 2007

June 28, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has received a change of $20,107,747 to the contract for the high-volume production of transport and launch containers in GMLRS multiple launch rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 percent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8 percent) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 9, 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-07-C-0001).

13 August 2007

August 6, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $6,254,366 to a contract with additional funding to carry out work on the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system and the high-volume production of universal fire control systems. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas, 23 per cent and Camden East, Arkansas, 77 per cent. Estimated completion date is December 31, 2009. This non-competitive contract was initiated on 6 February 2007. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-06-C-0001).

07 September 2007

August 31, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change of $9,729,555 to the contract to perform work on high-volume production II of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 percent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8 percent) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 percent). Estimated completion date is November 30, 2008. This non-competitive contract was initiated on November 9, 2006. The contract is awarded to the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-07-C-0001).

28 December 2007

December 27, 2007 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) has awarded a contract worth $245,598,926 to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. The work was to be performed in East Camden, Arkansas. The estimated completion date is November 30, 2010. One price offer was requested on March 31, 2007 and one price offer was received. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

17 July 2008

July 15, 2008 EBV Explosives Environmental Co. (Joplin, Missouri) has entered into a contract worth $15,301,687 for the decommissioning (disposal, destruction) of MLRS M26 multiple rocket launchers or their components. The work was to be performed in Joplin, Missouri. The estimated completion date is 30 November 2009. Seven quotations were requested on 21 December 2007 and three quotations were received. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0398).

01 August 2008

July 30, 2008 Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Priory, Texas) has entered into a contract worth $68,950,208 and additional funding to carry out work on GMLRS multiple rocket launchers. The work was to be performed in Dallas, Texas, East Camden, Arkansas and Orlando, Florida. Estimated completion date is November 30, 2010. One price proposal was requested on 31 May 2007 and one price proposal was accepted. Contract obligations are with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

31 December 2008

On December 29, 2008, Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract worth $371,641,040 to perform work on high-volume production IV of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system, an initial contract; 3,780 unit-headed rockets and 4,782 training rockets for the GMLRS Rocket Launcher. The work was to be conducted in Grand Prairie, Texas, East Camden, Arkansas and Orlando, Florida. The estimated completion date is December 22, 2009. One price proposal was requested and one price proposal was received. The contract is with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0001).

On 29 December 2008, Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract worth $52,483,900 to carry out work on high-volume production III of the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system, an option; 43 transport and launch containers, in a head-to-head configuration, in a shaped-shot warhead configuration for the United Arab Emirates. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas, East Camden, Arkansas and Orlando, Florida. The estimated completion date is 31 October 2011. One price proposal was requested and one price proposal was received. Contract obligations are with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

02 March 2009

On 27 February 2009, Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fires Control (LMMFC) Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) awarded a contract worth $14,589,480 to upgrade six M270 combat vehicles, supported by the Government, to the M270C1 option for the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, one shipment of unique spare parts, special test equipment, new training equipment and interactive electronic technical manuals (service manuals or technical descriptions and operating instructions) are provided. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 40%) and East Camden (Arkansas, 60%). The estimated completion date is September 30, 2011. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Contract obligations are assigned to the U.S. Army Contracts Office, Center for Aircraft Systems and Missile Management Contracts (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-09-C-0311).

27 March 2009

March 12, 2009 Lockheed Martin Corp.., Missiles and Fire Control Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a $58,484,033 contract to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS IV multiple rocket launcher system for 96 transport and launch containers in unitary projectile head gear, 70 transport and launch containers in training and short-range projectile gear and 130 transition devices for loading and docking operations. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 per cent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 per cent). The estimated completion date is September 30, 2010. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Contract obligations are with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-09-C-0001).

08 May 2009

On 7 May 2009, Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract valued at $32,363,199 to carry out work on high-volume production II of the multiple launch rocket system - an option; 44 transport and launch containers in modular warheads and 44 transport and launch containers in unit warheads. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie (Texas, 20.8 per cent), East Camden (Arkansas, 76.8) and Orlando (Florida, 2.4 per cent). The estimated completion date is October 31, 2011. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Contract obligations are with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

14 September 2009

On September 11, 2009, Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas) entered into a contract worth $111,514,752 to perform work on the high-volume production of the GMLRS IV multiple launch rocket system, an additional 1,1152 rockets. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas (20.8 percent), East Camden, Arkansas (76.8 percent) and Orlando, Florida (2.4 percent). The estimated completion date is December 21, 2011. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Contract obligations are with the United States Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-09-C-0001).

December 20, 2010

On December 16, Lockheed Martin (Grand Priory, Texas) signed a contract worth $28,583,522 / with additional funding. The scope of the contract was to provide support and maintenance services for the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system, control system modules, systems and artillery pieces assembled with transport and launch containers, as well as the M270A1 MLRS multiple rocket launcher fire control systems for the Army (ground forces), Marine Corps and approved customers under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas. The estimated completion date is December 31, 2011. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Contract obligations are with the U.S. Army Aviation Systems and Missile Weapons Administration (Huntsville (probably a typo, supposedly Redstone Arsenal), Alabama) Contracts Center (W31P4Q-08-C-0003).  

23 February 2011

On February 18, Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control Corporation (Grand Priory, Texas) signed a $22,197,000 contract with additional funding. The scope of the contract was to provide services for an upgrade kit that included installation (assembly) and training on the M270 MLRS multiple rocket launcher to meet the requirements for a universal fire control system. Work was to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Camden, Arkansas. Presumed completion date is August 31, 2012. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. The United States Army Contracts Management Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-11-C-0171) has the contract obligation.

14 June 2011

On June 10, Lockheed Martin, Missiles and Fire Control (Grand Priory, Texas) signed a contract worth $438,206,796. The scope of the contract was to provide transportation and launch container services for unitary propulsion rockets as part of high-volume production VI of the GMLRS multiple rocket launcher system; 508 short-range training rockets; integrated logistics and loading/jointing. Work was to be conducted in Grand Prairie, Texas; Camden, Arizona; Orlando, Florida; and Lafkin, Texas. The estimated completion date is 30 April 2014. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. The United States Army Contracts Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-11-C-0166) has been awarded a contract.

13 March 2012

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Grand Prairie, Texas) signed a contract worth $11,282,696. The scope of the contract was to provide services to modify the existing contract to convert the M270 combat vehicle to the M270D1 option to provide support equipment and support services (services). The work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico and Finland. The estimated completion date is June 30, 2013. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. The United States Army Contracts Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-11-C-0171) has the contract obligation.

11 July 2012

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Grand Priory, Texas) signed a contract worth $353,191,632. The scope of the contract was to provide services for the procurement of transport and launch containers with unitary head rockets as part of high-volume production VII of the GMLRS multiple rocket launcher system; transport and launch containers with short-range training rounds, loading/jointing TICs and integrated logistics support services. Work was to be conducted in Dallas, Texas; Camden, Arkansas; Orlando, Florida; and Lafkin, Texas. The estimated completion date is December 29, 2014. A quotation was requested online and one quotation was received. The contract obligation is with the United States Army Contracts Management Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-12-C-0151).

03 January 2013

Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Priory, Texas) has entered into a contract worth $197,604,608. The scope of the contract was to provide contract modification services for the purchase of unitary projectiles for the GMLRS multiple launch rocket system. Work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie; Lafkin, Texas; Camden, Arkansas; and Osala, Florida. The estimated completion date is May 31, 2015. One quotation was requested on the Internet and one quotation was received. The United States Army Contracts Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-12-C-0151) is responsible for the contract.

02 July2013

Lockheed Martin Corp. (Grand Prairie, Texas) received a change (P00042) in the amount of $35,604,779 to an earlier contract (W13P4Q-12-C-0048) with additional funding to perform work on the development of the M270A1 combat vehicle fire control system - upgrades. Work was to be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, Melbourne, Florida and Budd Lake, New Jersey. As part of this contract commitment, $20,000,000 was allocated for research, development, testing and engineering services for fiscal 2013. The contract commitment is from the U.S. Army Contract Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama).

15 November 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Grand Prairie, Texas) has entered into a $17,658,738 contract to provide life support services to combat vehicles, their artillery units, MLRS and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and HIMARS/BM M270A1 MLRS combat vehicle fire control systems. The estimated completion date is June 30, 2014. There are 35 working sites throughout the United States and funding was to be determined locally. One price offer was requested and one price offer was received. Funding for procurement for fiscal year 2014 in the amount of $852,000 was available at the time the contract was concluded. The United States Army Contracts Management Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-14-C-0057) was contracted.

20 December 2013

Lockheed Martin Corporation - Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Corporation has entered into a contract worth $255,134,404 for the procurement of unitary (1,824 RS) and short-range training (158 transport and launch containers) rockets for the GMLRS system for the benefit of the Army and Navy, as well as the Republic of Italy. The estimated completion date is 31 March 2016. The work was to be carried out in Grand Prairie, Texas. The contract obligations were assigned to the Army Contracts Authority (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) (W31P4Q-14-C-0066).

30 September 2014

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (St. Petersburg, Florida) has received a change (P00007) in funding of $25,165,031 to the W31P4Q-13-C-0231 contract for an option to provide services in 2015 for decommissioning and disposal of transport and launch containers in MLRS unguided M26 (H104) multiple rocket launchers, unguided rockets and components.

Work will be carried out in Cartagena, Missouri and St. Petersburg, Florida. Contract obligations are assigned to the Army Contract Office (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama). The planned completion date is December 31, 2015.

Forecast International data

As of January 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the following contracts for BM M270A1 MLRS. All amounts are in US dollars. 

Date Contract Contractor Amount Description
2010/05/13 W31P4Q-10-C-0270 Lockheed Martin 91 258 623 Replacement of the Long Term Purchase Order and the French Technical Contract for GMLRS, High Volume Production V
2010/06/10 W911SE-07-D-0008 URS/Lear Siegler Services 41 157 296 Maintenance, repair, modification and upgrading of existing vehicles on Bradley MLRS BMP chassis (MRLS source)
2010/07/12 W31P4Q-10-C-0270 Lockheed Martin 469 922 290 4770 GMLRS Unitary; 530 transport and launch containers with short range training rockets for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign customers.
2010/12/16 W31P4Q-08-C-0003 Lockheed Martin 28 583 522 Technical support and maintenance services for all BM M142 HIMARS fire control systems and BM artillery pieces; BM M270A1 fire control systems for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and approved foreign military sales program customers.
2010/12/20 W31P4Q-11-C-0001 Lockheed Martin 916 165 020 226 tactical guided missiles; 24 LM upgrade kits; ground support equipment; field (range) support and initial provision of spare parts under the Foreign Military Sales Programme for the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan
2011/02/18 W31P4Q-11-C-0171 Lockheed Martin 22 197 000 Upgrade kits including installation (mounting, assembly) and training on M270 MLRS to meet the requirements of the universal fire control system.

Procurement statistics of the BM RDC MLRS and HIMARS (2008-2016 financial years)

US Army Procurement

  2008 2009 2010
  Quantity Costs Quantity Costs Quantity Costs
GMLRS URS 2 070 263,7 2 646 309,2 3 228 353,3
MLRS Rocket Launcher 3 498 22,4 4 014 25,2 2 064 15,6
MLRS RSF upgrade kit - 4,8 - 1,9 - 22,4
  2011 2012 2013
  Quantity Costs Quantity Costs Quantity Costs
GMLRS URS 2 592 291,0 2 994 333,2 2 796 322,7
MLRS Rocket Launcher 2 058 15,9 2 370 18,2 2 430 18,5
MLRS RSF upgrade kit - 8,2 - 8,2 - 11,4
  2014 2015 2016
  Quantity Costs Quantity Costs Quantity Costs
GMLRS URS 2 964 337,1 2 832 336,7 3 286 373,2
MLRS Rocket Launcher 2 412 18,8 2 706 21,3 2 706 21,6
MLRS RSF upgrade kit - 32,1 - 33,2 - 32,7

All amounts are in millions of US dollars

From the above statistics it can be concluded that GMLRS and MLRS training rockets are in great demand, which account for the bulk of contracts. The most expensive contacts are for the financial years 2010-2012. Legitimate decline in the cost of purchases falls on 2013, after which the cost of purchases until 2016 will be almost at the same level with a slight increase by $6.2 million by 2016 compared to the same indicator in 2013.

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Автор материалов: С.В. Гуров (Россия, Город-Герой Тула); Петрухина М.И. (частично материалы по контрактам, студентка-практикантка, Россия, Город-Герой Тула, 2013 г.)

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