4 February 2014
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) said it has conducted the second production qualification test for the new guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) alternative warhead at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Four rockets were fired from a M270A1 launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 17 kilometers away. This test follows the initial successful PQT test conducted in October 2013.
In April 2012, Lockheed Martin received a USD79.4m contract from the US Department of Defense to develop the alternative warhead program. Under the terms of the contract, the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the program runs 36 months, focusing on system performance, warhead qualification and producibility.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Its website is at http://www.lockheedmartin.com