Army Receives 1st Tactical Missile System From Lockheed’s Arkansas Production Facility

Lockheed Martin has shipped the first Army Tactical Missile System from a manufacturing facility in Camden, Arkansas, to the U.S. Army as part of a contract to produce ATACMS weapons for the service branch and a foreign military customer.

Lockheed said Thursday the missile was built at the company’s Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence where the ATACMS program is currently in full-rate production.

The Army awarded Lockheed a $174 million contract in 2015 to supply 124 tactical missile rounds to the military branch and the United Arab Emirates under a foreign military sales deal.

The company is also close to finalizing a development contract with the service branch to upgrade ATACMS electronics and validate a sensor designed to boost the missile system’s impact on targets.

ATACMS is a long-range, surface-to-surface weapon system that supports deployment from the family of Multiple Launch Rocket System launchers.

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