The high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) is the newest member of the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) family.
HIMARS is a highly mobile artillery rocket system offering the firepower of MLRS on a wheeled chassis.
The purpose of HIMARS is to engage and defeat artillery, air defense concentrations, trucks, light armor and personnel carriers, as well as support troop and supply concentrations.
HIMARS launches its weapons and moves away from the area at high speed before enemy forces locate the launch site.
Here, M142 HIMARS vehicles with 1st Battalion, 181st Field Artillery Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard participating in Saber Strike 17 execute a fire mission at Bemoko Piskie, Poland, on June 16.
This year’s exercise includes integrated and synchronized deterrence-oriented training designed to improve interoperability and readiness of the 20 participating nations’ militaries.