Armament: 6 x 227mm M270 series rockets or 1 MGM-140 ATACMS missile
Weight: 11,000 kg (24,000 lb)
Operational Range: 480 km
Top Speed: 85 km/hour
Crew: 3 (Gunner, Driver, and Launcher Chief)
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) or MLRS M270A1 is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher built upon a standard U.S. Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) five-ton truck. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile and can launch any rocket of the Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM). HIMARS can also be changed with the MLRS M270A1 which carriers half the amounts of rockets. The launcher is C-130 transportable. The chassis is produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems (formerly Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group Tactical Vehicle Systems Division), the OEM of the FMTV. The rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control.
Strong vs: Light Tanks / Medium Tanks / Main Battle Tanks / Infantry Fighting Vehicles / Armored Personnel Carriers / Infantry (Non-Line of Sight), Fortifications, Concentrated Enemy Positions
Weak vs: Light Tanks / Medium Tanks / Main Battle Tanks / Infantry Fighting Vehicles / Armored Personnel Carriers / Infantry (Line of Sight), Attack Helicopters, Attack Aircraft, Anti-Tank Equipped Infantry, Landmines, Improvised Explosive Devices, Cruise Missiles