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MGM-140 ATACMS



Overview


ATACMS launch

An ATACMS missile being launched.
Source: US Army (unknown photographer) - © public domain

Origin
United States
Type
Tactical missile
Entered service
1991 for MGM-140A
2002 for MGM-168A
Status
In service
Development
1982 - 1990
Developer
United States - Ling-Temco-Vought
Production
1991 - present
Producer
United States - Lockheed Martin
Unit cost
About $ 100.000 per ATACMS missile
Number produced
Over 3.700 produced
Designations
ATACMS / Army Tactical Missile System
Notable users
United States
South Korea
United Arab Emirates
Greece

Details


List of ATACMS variants

MGM-140A ATACMS Block I
Original model with 165 km range, inertial navigation and 950 M74 anti-personnel and anti-materiel (APAM) grenades.
MGM-140B ATACMS Block IA
Extended range model with 300 km with GPS guidance and range reduced payload of 275 M74 APAM grenades.
MGM-164A ATACMS Block II
Extended range model with 13 Brilliant Anti-Tank (BAT) guided submunitions. Was briefly known as MGM-140C, with improved Block IIA model named MGM-140D. The BAT program was cancelled in 2003.
MGM-168A ATACMS Block IVA
Standard range model with unitary warhead and GPS guidance. Was briefly known as MGM-140E. Operational since 2002.

MLRS missiles

ATACMS missile on the left and a MFOM container on the right.
Source: US Army (unknown photographer) - © public domain

Facts MGM-140A MGM-140B MGM-164A MGM-168A
General
Origin
United States
Type
Artillery rocket
Dimensions
Diameter
0.61 m body
1.4 m finspan
Length
3.962 m
Weight
1.670 kg
Warhead
Type
Cluster
Weight
591 kg
Payload
950 M74 APAM submunitions
Performance
Propulsion
Solid propellant rocket motor
Guidance
Guided, inertial navigation
Accuracy
225 - 250 m CEP
Range
Over 165 km

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