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Missile Launcher Production Increases

A Hight Mobility Artillery Rocket System vehicle and directs the driver off the tarmac on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Photo By: Maj. Jonathon Daniell, U.S. Army.

A Hight Mobility Artillery Rocket System vehicle and directs the driver off the tarmac on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Photo By: Maj. Jonathon Daniell, U.S. Army.

The Army awarded a $14.357 million production contract to Lockheed Martin on October 6 to increase funding for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The delivery will increase production capacity to allow the U.S. government to more rapidly replenish Department of Defense (DoD) stocks provided in support of Ukrainian armed forces.

“Providing security assistance to our international partners is essential, and this contract speaks volumes toward that effort,” said Douglas R. Bush, the Army's assistant secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

The HIMARS procurement is part of the Ukraine Supplemental Appropriation, and the contract includes funding from Ukraine replenishment supplementals, Department of the Army fiscal year 22 procurement appropriations, and international partners for HIMARS launchers.

The Strategic and Operational Rockets and Missiles Project Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, awarded the modification to the contract. This was led by the Army's Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, in partnership with components across the DoD.