The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal in Alabama awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.25 billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) sale for Romania.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced its approval for this contract on August 9. The contract will also cover related training, spares, and planned improvement and product upgrading modifications.
Lockheed Martin expected to perform the works and complete the project by end of 2020 at its Grand Prairie facility in Texas.
Romania request included;
- 54 HIMARS launchers.
- 81 unitary Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS)
- 81 alternative warhead GMLRS.
- 54 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS).
- Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), this is the fire-control system for HIMARS.
- 15-M1151A1 armored utility Humvees
- 15-M1151A1 armor-ready, two-man Humvees.
Currently, there is no European country that has procured HIMARS. The only foreign countries that have been authorized to buy the system include, Jordan, Singapore and UAE.