US Army Receives First Modernized M270 Launcher

Lockheed Martin’s Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A2 launcher is designed to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, light armor and personnel carriers at greater distances By DA Reporter / 15 Jul 2022
US Army Receives First Modernized M270A2 Launcher

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270A2 launcher to the US Army in a ceremony held at the Precision Fires Center of Excellence in Camden, Arkansas.

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Red River Army Depot, is modernizing M270 with a brand new 600 horsepower engine, an Improved Armored Cab, and Common Fire Control System (CFCS). 

The complete restoration ensures the M270-series launcher remains highly effective and reliable to serve the US Army and partner nations through 2050. The upgrade also provides compatibility with future munitions like the Extended-Range GMLRS and the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM). 

A Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) enabling, heavy-tracked mobile launcher, the M270A2 and its munitions are designed to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, light armor and personnel carriers at greater distances.

Transportable via C-17 and C-5 aircraft, the enhanced MLRS M270A2 launcher can engage and relocate at high speed, dramatically reducing an adversary’s ability to locate the system.

“This delivery represents a significant milestone for Lockheed Martin as the modernized system will support the Army and allied partners for decades to come,” said Jay Price, vice president of Precision Fires for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our award-winning Camden facility continues to produce world-class vehicles, and this newest M270A2 launcher will continue our legacy of combat-proven reliability.”

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