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Lockheed Martin to Roll Out First Full-Rate Production HIMARS Launcher and 3,000th Guided MLRS Rocket at Ceremony in Camden, Arkansas
PRNewswire

Lockheed Martin will host a rollout ceremony on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at its facility in Camden, AR, to celebrate the first full- rate production High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, as well as the delivery of the 3,000th Guided MLRS Rocket. Media members are invited to attend.

The rollout will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the company's manufacturing facility in Camden, and will last approximately one hour. Media will have the opportunity to interview senior military and Lockheed Martin program representatives on these two critical systems.

Media should R.S.V.P. to Craig Vanbebber (contact information below) no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 11, in order to attend.

HIMARS is the newest member of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) family of launchers. The battle-proven HIMARS includes the self-loading, autonomous features that have made MLRS the premier rocket and missile artillery system in the world. HIMARS carries a single six-pack of MLRS rockets, or one Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile on a wheeled chassis.

The GMLRS rocket is the latest addition to the MLRS family of munitions. GMLRS is an all-weather, precision-guided rocket that provides increased accuracy, thus reducing the number of rockets necessary to defeat current targets by as much as 80 percent. GMLRS provides increased precision and maneuverability, and can be fired from both the MLRS M270A1 launcher and the HIMARS launcher.

   Contact:  Craig Vanbebber
             Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
             972-603-1615 (office)
             214-534-1921 (mobile)
             craig.vanbebber@lmco.com

PRNewswire -- April 10

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin