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M142 (HIMARS) American Artillery Rocket System

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"Artillery"
"Rocket Artillery Systems"
"Medium Rocket Systems (Up to 100 km)"
"United States"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Jordan"
"PRO_Poland"
"PRO_Romania"
"PRO_Singapore"
"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
"PRO_United States of America"
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notes"The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the United States Army, mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile on the U.S. Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) five-ton truck, and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM). HIMARS ammunition is interchangeable with the MLRS M270A1, however it is only able to carry one pod rather than the standard two for the M270 and A1 variants. The launcher is C-130 transportable. The chassis was produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems (formerly Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group Tactical Vehicle Systems Division), the OEM of the FMTV; however, since 2010, the M1140 has been produced by the Oshkosh Corporation by their Defense division. The rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control."
dateOfIntroduction2000
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Jordan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States of America"
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name"MRL M142 HIMARS"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"M142 HIMARS"
name"Type"
value"Wheeled 6x6 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)"
name"Crew"
value"3 (section chief, gunner and driver)"
name"Chassis"
value"Oshkosh Defense- FMTV 6 × 6; however, the HIMARS launcher can be fitted onto other 6 × 6 tactical truck chassis types with similar payload capabilities."
name"Displacement Time"
value"Less than 3 min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"Less than 3 min"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"7.7"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"2.4"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.91"
units"m"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.56"
units"m"
name"Combat Weight"
value"15,873"
units"kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Caterpillar 3116 ATAAC"
name"Engine Type"
value"6.6 liter, 6 cylinders, turbocharged diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"330 hp at 2600 rpm"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar, 6 dual road wheels, front drive, rear idler, 2 shock absorbers, 4 return rollers"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"64 km/h"
name"Maximum Range"
value"484 km"
name"Amphibious"
value"No"
name"Fording"
value"1.5 m (with preparation)"
name"Gradient"
value"60 percent"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"Launcher"
properties
name"Name"
value"M269 launcher loader module (LLM)"
name"Type"
value"Launcher Loader Module"
name"Caliber"
value"227 mm"
name"Number of Cells"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Elevation"
value"60 deg (1,067 mils)"
name"Elevation Rate"
value"0.9 deg (15.5 mils)"
name"Traverse"
value"+/-194 deg (3,449 mils) each side of centerline"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"less than 30 seconds for 6 missiles"
name"Reload Time"
value"4 min"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"M26"
name"Length"
value"3.94 m"
name"Diameter"
value"227 mm"
name"Weight"
value"306 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"156 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"32 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"AT2"
name"Length"
value"3.94 m"
name"Diameter"
value"227 mm"
name"Weight"
value"259 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"107 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"40 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"GMLRS"
name"Length"
value"3.94"
name"Diameter"
value"227 mm"
name"Weight"
value"259 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"302 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"60 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Ammunition (Option 4)"
properties
name"Name"
value"MGM-140 ATACMS"
name"Length"
value"4.0 m"
name"Diameter"
value"610 mm"
name"Weight"
value"270 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"120 kg"
name"Maximum Range"
value"128 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"Lockheed Martin Universal Fire Control System (UFCS)"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"In a typical mission, a command and control post would transmit the selected target data via a secure data link to the HIMARS on-board launch computer. The computer then aims the launcher and provides prompt signals to the crew to arm and fire a pre-selected number of rounds. The launcher can aim at a target in just 16 seconds. It is possible for the crew to select pre-programmed multiple mission sequences, which have been stored in the computer."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Cab Armor"
value"The cab is protected against small-arms fire and shell fragments by aluminum armor and louvred windows."
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"No"
name"EMP"
value"INA"
type"WEG"
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