General Dynamics Gains Rocket Warhead Work
The Army and Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] selected General Dynamics Corp. [GD] to provide the unitary warhead for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS).
The warhead is in system design and development that is expected to continue through next year.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems won the contract against multi-national competition.
The GMLRS is an all-weather precision guided rocket that increases accuracy and reduces the number of rockets required to destroy a target, according to General Dynamics.
With the addition of the unitary warhead, the system offers high precision at a range of up to 70 km (43.5 miles).
General Dynamics was responsible for development of the GMLRS warhead, and recently produced urgent fielding requirements in support combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This contract includes options to supply the warhead for U.S. domestic requirements through fiscal year 2020.
“We are extremely pleased to be selected by Lockheed Martin and [the] Army … to produce the [warhead] for the GMLRS program,” said Dick Davitt, vice president and general manager of precision systems for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.