US Approves sale of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Latavia

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Latvia of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $220 million.

The Government of the Republic of Latvia has requested to buy:-

  • six (6) M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • twelve (12) M30A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) Pods with Insensitive Munitions Propulsion System (IMPS)
  • twelve (12) M31A2 GMLRS Unitary (GMLRS-U) High Explosive Pods with IMPS
  • ten (10) M57 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Pods.

Also included are Reduced Range Practice Rocket (RRPR) Pods; intercom systems to support the HIMARS Launcher; ruggedized laptops; training; training equipment; publications for HIMARS, munitions, and spares; services; other support equipment; and other related elements of program and logistic support.

Noteworthy, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

The proposed sale will improve Latvia’s capability to meet current and future threats, and will enhance its interoperability with U.S. and other allied forces.

Further, Latvia will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin, Grand Prairie, TX.

There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.

Also to be noted that the implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of two (2) U.S. Government and five (5) contractor representatives to Latvia for a period of one year.

Additional U.S. Government or contractor representative travel to Latvia will be required for program management reviews.

This travel is expected to occur approximately twice a year or as needed to support equipment fielding and training.