Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.N.11. Guided MLRS ATD. By the end of FY98, demonstrate a low cost guidance and control package for the MLRS rocket. At extended ranges, large quantities of baseline rockets are required to defeat the target. With the addition of a guidance system, an improved delivery accuracy will be achieved. The number of rockets required to defeat the target will be reduced to one-sixth the current quantity at maximum ranges. The goal of the program is to conduct test flights in FY97-FY98. Technologies that will be integrated include a low cost inertial measurement unit, GPS receivers and antennas, and a canard or ring thruster control package, all of which must be housed in the forward section of the MLRS rocket.

Supports: MLRS Family of Munitions and Rapid Force Projection Initiative (RFPI) ACTD, technology options for Joint Directed Attack Munition, Precision Strike–Korea.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Alan Gamble Mike Rithmire LTC Dunham
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