HIMARS Missile Launch

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HIMARS missile launch at the Melrose Training Range in New Mexico. HIMARS is the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, used successfully in Afghanistan to attack Taliban positions. One battery can fire 6 GPS guided missiles. It can launch the extended range guided rocket GMLRS with a range of more than 70km – or the block 1 missile delivers 950 anti-personnel anti-material (AP/AM) baseball-sized M74 submunitions to ranges exceeding 165km. HIMARS has also been tested with a variant of the AMRAAM anti-aircraft missile.

Film Credit: A1C Carly Kavish and SrA Sarah Trachte

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