Lockheed Martin Supplies Updated Tactical Missile System to Army

Lockheed Martin BlueThe U.S. Army has received the first updated Tactical Missile System with new guidance electronics and target elimination features from Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed said Wednesday the TACMS missiles underwent a refurbishment process at its production facility in Camden, Arkansas, in effort to extend the missiles’ service life.

The process also works to allow the integration of new payloads and components as the Army seeks to address warfighter requirements and reset the shelf life of the missiles, the company added.

Ken Musculus, Lockheed vice president for tactical missiles, said the new features of the TACMS aim to support the present and future customer needs.

The Army’s TACMS Service Life Extension Program inventory refurbishment effort requires old submunition warheads to be disassembled, demilitarized and replaced with unitary warheads.

The initial updated missile is scheduled to undergo flight testing by the end of 2016 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

TACMS is designed for long-range tactical surface-to-surface engagements and could be launched via multiple launch rocket system launchers.

Check Also

Tim Spratto

BAE Wins $211M Navy Destroyer Ship Modernization Contract; Tim Spratto Quoted

BAE Systems will modernize the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) under a potential $211.6 million contract, the company announced Wednesday.

Travis Hartman Maxar

Travis Hartman: Maxar-AWS Partnership Helps NOAA Build Cloud-Based Computing Tech

Maxar Technologies collaborated with Amazon Web Services to build a cloud-based computing technology designed to accelerate processing of global weather data at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SiliconANGLE reported Tuesday. “We knew NOAA had capabilities of weather prediction models in traditional on-premises, big beefy high-performance supercomputers, but we wanted to do it in the cloud; we wanted to use AWS as a key partner,” said Travis Hartman, director of analytics and weather at Maxar.


Slack Gets FedRAMP OK for Cloud-Based Comm Platform

Slack's channel-based messaging platform has been certified for compliance with the moderate security control baseline of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.