reported successful flight tests of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (G ) Unitary rockets in three separate tests conducted recently as part of the Production Qualification Test (PQT) flight test series. The tests demonstrated the capability of the G Unitary rocket in the point detonation, delay and proximity modes at short and long range. The unitary warhead of the GMLRS has tri-modes of operation allowing airburst, point-impact and delay detonation.
received a $119 million contract to conduct System Development and Demonstration (SDD) for a GMLRS variant with a single warhead in October 2003. With $12.5 million received in early 2005 to accelerate the program, SDD isexpected to continue through 2007. A total of 498 GMLRS Unitary rockets will be delivered to satisfy Urgent Need Statement (UNS) requested by the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command (AMCOM). GMLRS Unitary is considered to be more effective, yet a safer to handle and store. Guided Unitary is proving to be one of the most highly effective munitions in our troops’ arsenal in theater, it integrates a 180-pound unitary warhead into the GMLRS rocket, giving battlefield commanders the ability to attack targets up to 70 kilometers away with high precision.