The U.S. State Department has greenlit the possible sale of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and associated equipment to Australia.
The estimated value of the potential deal stands at $975 million.
- Main Equipment: Up to 22 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).
- Rocket System Pods:
- 60 M30A1 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) Pods with Insensitive Munitions Propulsion System (IMPS).
- 40 M31A1 GMLRS Unitary (GMLRS-U) High Explosive (HE) Pods with IMPS.
- 66 M30A2 Extended Range (ER)-GMLRS AW Pods.
- 24 M31A2 ER GMLRS Unitary (HE) Pods.
- Additional Equipment: This includes Reduced Range Practice Rocket (RRPR) Pods, intercom systems for HIMARS Launcher, M1084A2 HIMARS Re-Supply Vehicles (RSV), trailers, forklifts, communication mounts, machine gun mounts, ruggedized laptops, training equipment, spares, services, and other associated equipment and support.
Key defence firms such as Lockheed Martin (Grand Prairie, TX), L3Harris Corporation (Melbourne, FL), Leonardo DRS (Arlington, VA), and Oshkosh Corporation (Stafford, VA) are identified as the primary contractors.