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purpose

Transportable by the KC-130 Super Hercules, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is the Marine Corps' most advanced artillery system, accurately engaging targets over great distances and under all weather conditions. With high volumes of lethal rocket and missile fire, the HIMARS delivers precise strikes from over 40 miles away. A weapon system mounted on a truck, the HIMARS provides fire support for Marines fighting in every corner of the battlefield.

 

features

  • From 40 miles out, HIMARS munitions are accurate to within 26 feet
  • Six tubes hold 200-pound rockets
  • A crew of three Marines operates the HIMARS
  • Weighs 24,000 pounds
  • Can fire M270 artillery rockets and anti-aircraft missiles
  • Ready to fire within 15 minutes of being unloaded from a KC-130
  • Consists of a launcher, carrier and a Fire Control System
  • Able to launch rockets and move to a different location before the enemy can locate its firing position

roles

Enlisted HIMARS roles include:

  • High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Operator

View a list of roles in the Marine Corps.

 

Video

360° Equipment Views: High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

With high volumes of lethal rocket and missile fire, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) delivers precise strikes accurate within 26 feet from over 40 miles away.