MLRS
MLRS

Mission
Provide counterfire and suppression of enemy air defenses, light materiel, and personnel targets at ranges from 15 to 300+ kilometers.

Entered Army Service
1983

Description and Specifications
The MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a high-mobility automatic system based on an M270 weapons platform. The MLRS is capable of supporting and delivering all freeflight basic and extended-range (ER-MLRS) rockets and the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Block I missiles.

The MLRS launcher unit comprises an M270 launcher loaded with 12 rockets, packaged in two six-rocket pods. The launcher, which is mounted on a stretched Bradley chassis, is a highly automated self-loading and self-aiming system. It contains a fire control computer that integrates the vehicle and rocket launching operations. Without leaving the cab, the crew of three (driver, gunner and section chief) can fire up to twelve MLRS rockets in less than 60 seconds.

Length: 22.4 ft
Width: 9.8 ft
Height : 8.5 ft
Weight: 54,500 lbs
Range: 300 miles
Speed: 40 mph
Crew: 3

Manufacturer
Lockheed Martin (Dallas, TX)

Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591

 

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