The Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is a conventional surface-to-surface artillery weapon system capable of striking targets well beyond the range of existing cannons, rockets and other missiles.
The Universal Dispenser (UD) is a modular and flexible system designed for the integration of a variety of differing size munitions into the ATACMS Block II missile.
The ATACMS Block I Missile was very successful in Operation Desert Storm.
January 4, 2005 Lockheed Martin has received a US$109 million contract for production of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. HIMARS provides fire support for lighter, more mobile fighting forces. HIMARS is not only highly mobile on the battlefield, it is also deadly accurate to a distance of 70km thanks to being able to accommodate the entire family of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) munitions, including the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile and Guided MLRS rocket (effectively a millimetre perfect ballistic missile with a range of 70 kilometres).
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