Lithuania Eyes U.S. HIMARS Systems for $495M

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 08:04 AM, November 10, 2022
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Lithuania Eyes U.S. HIMARS Systems for $495M
Ukraine army's HIMARS system @Ukraine MoD

Lithuania’s request to acquire M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Launchers from Lockheed Martin received the green light from the U.S. State Department today.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.

As per the agency, Lithuania wanted to buy eight HIMARS launchers, 36 M30A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) Missile Pods with Insensitive Munitions Propulsion System (IMPS); 36 M31A2 GMLRS Unitary High Explosive (HE) Missile Pods; 36 XM403 Extended Range GMLRS (ER GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) Missile Pods with IMPS; 36 XM404 Extended Range GMLRS (ER GMLRS) Unitary Pods with IMPS; and 18 M57 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Missile Pods.

Also included are M28A2 Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket (LCRRPR) pods; International Field Artillery Tactical Data System (IFATDS); battle management system Vehicle Integration Kits; ruggedized laptops; training equipment publications for HIMARS and munitions; and other related elements of program and logistics support.

The total estimated cost is $495 million.

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