GMLRS) that incorporates a new explosive area effector replacing the cluster warheads currently used with the weapon. Under the 36 month Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program awarded by the Army the company will move the developmental system into a producible product and perform type qualification necessary for introducing the new warhead into service.has received a $79.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new ‘Alternative Warhead’ (AW) for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (
During live-fire testing by the U.S. Army, the ATK-designed Alternative Warhead demonstrated that it meets performance and mission requirements, reduces technical risk and matches current weapon flight characteristics without major modifications to the existing GMLRS delivery system.
GMLRS is a combat proven, all-weather, precision-guided rocket that provides increased accuracy over statistical artillery and rocket artillery weapons, thus reducing the number of rockets necessary to defeat current targets.
The warhead, developed by
match current warhead flight characteristics with no modifications to the existing delivery system