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High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System

Key Data:
Crew: Driver, gunner, section chief

Manufacturer:

Dimensions:
  • Length 7m
  • Width 2.4m
  • Height 3.2m
  • Weight 24,000lb
Performance: Armament:
  • Rockets: 6 × M270 MLRS (Any MLRS family munition)
  • Missiles: 1x Long-range ATACMS guided missile

Summary:
The HIMARS is an absurdly capable system fielded by the US Army and Marine Corps, and has been procured by several friendly foreign governments. It is capable of launching 6 M270-series rockets in less than forty seconds, or a single ATACMS.

The HIMARS uses the same crew and command systems as the older MLRS system, but was developed as a more agile, lighter-weight system in order to address changing tactical needs. It can be transported with a full combat load by a C-130 Hercules to any place capable of supporting a landing and be ready to launch within 15 minutes of offload from the aircraft.

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