Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Lockheed Martin delivers first modernized TACMS missile to U.S. Army
by Ryan Maass
Dallas (UPI) Sep 30, 2016

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Lockheed Martin has completed production of the first modernized Tactical Missile System and delivered it to the U.S. Army.

The Tactical Missile System, also known as TACMS, is part of the Army's Service Life Extension Program. The new weapon has been refitted with updated warheads designed to hit their targets without leaving behind unexploded ordnance. They also include updated guidance electronics to assist warfighters with targeting the enemy more closely.

TACMS is the only long-range tactical surface-to-surface missile ever used by the U.S. Armed Forces in combat. They can be fired from any MLRS launcher, including Lockheed Martin's own High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

"These new modifications enhance TACMS' capability and significantly extend its useful life," Lockheed Martin's Tactical Missiles vice president Ken Musculus said in a press release. "These upgrades ensure TACMS is ready to meet our customers' needs now and into the future."

The missiles were manufactured at Lockheed Martin's facility in Camden, Ark. They are scheduled for flight testing later this year at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Learn about missile defense at
All about missiles at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2016
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $171 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for work on the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept, or HAWC, program. The cost-plus-fixed fee contract covers an undisclosed research project that falls under the program. HAWC is a joint DARPA-U.S. Air Force program that seeks to develop and demonstrate critical technolog ... read more

Lockheed's PAC-3 missile destroys ballistic missile targets in test

Saab gets order for man-portable air defense missile system

Lockheed gets $157 million U.S. Navy Aegis contract

Britain orders miniature anti-missile jammers

U.S. Navy sets intercept record with SM-6 missile

Lockheed Martin delivers first modernized TACMS missile to U.S. Army

Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract

USS Bonhomme Richard test-fires Sea Sparrow missile

Leonardo-Finmeccanica launches MALE RPAS program in Europe

Manned, unmanned helos coordinate missile attack

Schiebel, Diehl Defense strengthen cooperation

U.S. Navy approves Triton drone for production

SES unveils new tactical surveillance and communications solution

Newest DARPA Challenge: 'Shift Paradigm' With Robot Radio

SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network

The sky's no limit for young space professionals

Engility to aid Marines with new command-and-control gear

UV Lens for Smart Ballistics System

Sweden to buy 24 extra Archer howitzers

U.S. Marine Corps command and control system passes test

Three missing after S. Korea helicopter crashes at sea

Booz Allen Hamilton wins USMC support contract

Hughes, Airbus DS to expand partnership

Raytheon sued by former employee over Afghanistan fraud allegations

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

Sweden to reintroduce military service

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in S. China Sea

Scientists forge nanogold chains with atomic precision

NIST illuminates transfer of nanoscale motion through microscale machine

Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink

A versatile method to pattern functionalized nanowires

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement