Accession Number : AD1019443


Title :   Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System/Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead (GMLRS/GMLRS AW)


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal United States


Personal Author(s) : Mills,James


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019443.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The mission of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System/Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead (GMLRS/GMLRS AW) is to attack/neutralize/suppress/destroy targets using indirect precision fires. GMLRS provides Field Artillery units with medium- and long-range (70+ kilometers (Km)) fires while supporting brigade, division, corps, army, theater, Joint/Coalition Forces, and Marine Air-Ground Task Forces in full, limited, or expeditionary operations. GMLRS rocket is a solid propellant artillery rocket deployed from the M270A1 and the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System mobile launch vehicles. GMLRS/GMLRS AW uses an Inertial Measuring Unit with Global Positioning System assistance to guide the rocket to a specific point to deliver effects on target. GMLRS/GMLRS AW is transported and fired in a Rocket Pod Container that consists of six rockets. GMLRS family of munitions consists of three increments: Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM), Unitary (U), and Alternative Warhead (AW).


Descriptors :   test and evaluation , multiple launch rocket system , military acquisition , contracts , procurement , costs , cost analysis , cost estimates , foreign military sales , munitions , production , rocket launchers , rocket launching , rocket warheads , budgets , reliability , auditing


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE