Lockheed Martin continues testing new scalable warhead on GMLRS-Plus rocket

Posted by Skyler Frink

DALLAS, Dec 3, 2011. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] tested a new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) ‘scalable effects’ warhead, which enables users to select the range of the warhead’s detonation power depending on the target.

This test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., was the second of two GMLRS+ launches scheduled for 2011. In early August, a GMLRS+ round completed a 120-kilometer mission, an improvement in range of approximately 50 kilometers over the current GMLRS round. Both tests were internally funded by Lockheed Martin and Aerojet and were supported by the U.S. Army’s Precision Fires Program Office.

Aerojet, a world-recognized producer of missile and space propulsion systems and defense armaments, was selected for this test phase as the GMLRS+ warhead supplier after an evaluation and selection process.


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