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Army Tactical Missile Systems

Army Tactical Missile Systems:

The United States recently confirmed providing long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine to aid its war effort against Russia.

  • Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) is a conventional surface-to-surface artillery weapon system capable of striking targets well beyond the range of existing Army cannons, rockets and other missiles.
  • It is manufactured by the US defense company Lockheed Martin.
  • It is also designated M39 by the US Army, and its Department of Defence (DoD) designation isMGM-140.
  • It first saw use during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
  • It’s known operators other than the US are Bahrain, Greece, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • It is 24/7, all-weather, surface-to-surface, inertially guided ballistic missile.
  • It is single-stage, solid propellant with a range of about 190 miles (305 km).
  • They are fired from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) The MLRS can fire 12 surface-to-surface missiles in less than a minute.
  • It has the ability to carry cluster munitions, which destroy a targeted area by releasing hundreds of bomblets instead of a single warhead.