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M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in 2018
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service2010–present
Production history
ManufacturerLockheed Martin's Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Unit cost$3.5 million per one launcher+carrier, $110,000 per one M31 GMLRS (2014);[3]
No. builtMore than 540[4]
Mass16,250 kg (35,800 lb)[5]
Length7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Width2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)

Effective firing rangedepends on armament
  • starting from 9 km (5.6 mi) armed with MLRS
  • up to 499 km (310 mi) (planned) armed with PrSM

or 2 x PrSM
EngineCaterpillar 3116 ATAAC 6.6-liter diesel
290 hp[6]
480 km (300 mi)
Maximum speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The M142 HIMARS (M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a light rocket launcher that can launch many rockets.The system was developed in the late 1990s for the United States Army. It is mounted on a truck frame. The vehicle is what that army calls a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

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  1. "Exclusive: US deploys long-range artillery system to southern Syria for first time". CNN. June 13, 2017.
  2. "HIMARS Strike At Night In Iraq • 2016 Mosul Advance". Gung Ho Vids. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021 – via YouTube.
  3. Oestergaard, Joakim. "About the HIMARS". Aeroweb. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. "HIMARS". Lockheed Martin. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  5. "High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) — M142". USAASC.
  6. "Himars", Military today, archived from the original on 2022-12-28, retrieved 2023-01-02.
  7. "Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System/Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead (GMLRS/GMLRS AW)" (PDF). Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval. p. 15. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  8. "Ukrainian Army Showcases New 90KM Range M31A1 GMLRS Projectile For HIMARS". Global Defense Corp. 2022-09-26. Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  9. "Lockheed Tests Improved GMLRS Rocket". Army technology. 8 November 2009.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Lubold, Michael R. Gordon and Gordon. "WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia". WSJ. Retrieved 2023-01-02.