Lockheed Martin’s next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) was successfully demonstrated by the U.S. Army against a target set at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the company announced last week.

Two ER GMLRS rockets were fired from the HIMARS® launcher. The ER GMLRS rockets achieved flight trajectory, range, and accuracy from launch to impact. The rockets also effectively engaged a target set that met the criteria for missile performance.

“The Army’s success in this operational test further demonstrates the readiness of ER GMLRS and overall capability of our family of munitions,” said Jay Price, vice president for Precision Fires at Lockheed Martin. “Our capabilities provide range options, affordability and of course the continued precision of this enhanced system.”

The successful operational test brings ER GMLRS closer to fielding and production. The rockets will be manufactured at Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas. Lockheed Martin has manufactured over 70,000 GMLRS rounds and is under an annual contract to sustain the production of GMLRS unitary and alternative-warhead rockets. This includes providing integrated logistics support for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and international customers.

Post Image- Lockheed Martin’s ER GMLRS Doubles The Range Of The Current Munition Providing Increased Capability To The U.S. Army. (Image Credit: Lockheed Martin)