WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The GMLRS system is an all-weather rocket that can deliver a precision strike beyond what most conventional weapons can reach, according to Lockheed Martin.
“GMLRS is a combat proven precision-strike system,” Lockheed Martin Vice President of Tactical Missiles Ken Musculus said. “We are confident that the new GMLRS Alternative Warhead will also provide reliable, highly accurate capability for our domestic and international customers.”
“GMLRS Unitary rockets greatly exceed the required combat reliability rate and have established a reputation for affordability,” the release stated.
Included in the contract, the release noted, is also a US government Foreign Military Sale of GMLRS Unitary rockets to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
In May, the United States expanded defense cooperation with Arab Gulf countries in a bid to re-assure them of their security in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement.