Lockheed's Camden plant gets rocket contract.Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., has received a $108 million contract from the Army to produce more than 1,000 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.
Work on the contract will take place at Lockheed Martin facilities at Camden and Dallas.
"Guided MLRS MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System (US DoD)
MLRS Multiple Launcher Rocket System
MLRS Marine Corps Long-Range Study (US DoD) provides the war fighter with accuracy that is literally measured in meters, giving our soldiers a more accurate, more effective solution to their fire support requirements," said Ron Abbott, vice president of tactical missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LM MFC) is a Lockheed Martin business unit based in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas. The unit's offensive and defensive arsenal includes air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, naval rockets and missiles, fire control and sensor .
The GMLRS GMLRS Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rocket is the latest in the MLRS family of munitions mu·ni·tion
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions. . Lockheed said the all-weather, precision-guided rocket provides increased accuracy, reducing the number of rockets necessary to defeat targets by 80 percent.
Delivery of the rockets is expected in 2006 and 2007.
Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide.