Defense Technology Company, L3Harris Technologieshas been awarded contracts totaling up to $124 million to overhaul missile launch vehicle fire control systems.
This development combines cost-effectiveness and improved functionality to ensure a robust and streamlined approach to missile launch vehicle operations, and the contracts mark a step towards enhancing frontline military readiness.
Under these contracts, L3Harris Technologies will undertake the task of upgrading the Common Fire Control System (CFCS) installed on both the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) vehicles, the who Lockheed Martinaerospace and defense company, manufactures.
The upgraded fire control units include enhanced digital processing power and modernized computing infrastructure. One of the key advantages of this modernization is the elimination of complex manual assembly and component preparation processes.
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L3Harris Technologies is committed to enhancing CFCS production rates by implementing an improved supply chain and manufacturing processes, thus ensuring timely support to meet the increasing demand due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The CFCS developed by L3Harris Technologies is a system that integrates three key elements for fire control: the Common Launcher Control Unit, the Weapons Control Unit and the Power Switching Unit. These components collectively empower operators to effectively control weapons, adjust power, and execute missile launches from the vehicle.
Specifically, this system is compatible with both the M142 HIMARS, a wheeled vehicle, and the tracked M270 MLRS, enabling a standard solution that reduces life cycle costs compared to separate systems for each vehicle. This integration simplifies production, maintenance, logistics and training processes, providing a complete solution for missile launch vehicle fire control.
The recent contracts represent a combination of subsequent orders and new agreements.
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