Army Revs Up Production of HIMARS Rocket Weapons
The Army and industry are improving lethality and revving up production of a long-range precision-guided mobile rocket weapon able to precisely hit enemy targets in all weather conditions at ranges up to 300 miles.
Engineered as a mobile launcher built onto a 5-ton Army FMTV, the Army’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, provides moveable offensive firepower against fixed enemy infrastructure, force concentrations or even groups of fighters deliberately blended into civilian populations.
The Lockheed-Martin built HIMARS launcher is able to fire one MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System and six Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems – both GPS an inertial measurement unit-guided precision rocket weapons.
“HIMARS production has resumed in the US for the first time since mid-2013, creating a production capability critical for both US and partner nations’ field artillery defense,” Daniel O’Boyle, spokesman for Program Executive Officer Missiles and Space, told Scout Warrior. Read More: https://goo.gl/hHT3ub
U.S. using refugees to shield Al-Tanf Base in southern Syria: Russian MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry has stated that refugees living in the Rukban desert camp in southeast Syria are being used by the United States to shield its military base near the town of al-Tanf.
The Rukban camp near the Jordanian border is home to at least 60,000 women and children who fled Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor, the spokesman said. He blamed the US military for stopping Syrian, UN and Jordanian humanitarian convoys from reaching the trapped camp residents. Read More: https://goo.gl/mHTmKn