Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System undergoes flight testNews
March 05, 2021
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin tested its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition in an 80-kilometer flight demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
During the flight test, the ER GMLRS round was fired from the U.S. Army’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, built by Lockheed Martin, meeting test objectives.
The demonstration confirmed the missile's flight trajectory performance, range, and validated interfaces with the HIMARS launcher and system software performance, according to officials.
Lockheed Martin is under contract to produce over 9,000 new GMLRS unitary and alternative-warhead rockets, more than 1,800 low-cost reduced-range practice rockets, and integrated logistics support for the U.S. Army and international customers. The systems are produced at its Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.