US approves $1.25 billion HIMARS sale to Romania

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, August 19, 2017
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imgThe US State Department has cleared a $1.25 billion High Mobility Artillery Rocket System sale to Romania, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement Friday.

The department notified Congress Thursday and the deal is now pending congressional approval.

Romania has requested 54 HIMARS launchers and 81 unitary Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) and 81 alternative warhead GMLRS. The request also includes 54 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) and 24 Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), which is the fire -control system for HIMARS.

Also included in the package would be 15 M1151A1 armored utility Humvees and 15 M1151A1 armor-ready, two-man Humvees along with spares and a wealth of other supporting equipment.

The prime contractor is Lockheed Martin and the work will be done in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Camden, Arkansas.

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