In a development that could significantly expand the reach of American firepower, Lockheed Martin has aced a recent test of its Extended Range (ER) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) missile, the company announced last Thursday, March 7.

ER GMLRS: Twice the Range, Twice the Precision

Lockheed Martin, that titan of the skies and defense, just cranked the dial on its rocket game, turning what was already a mean piece of hardware into something that’ll make the bravest of the brave sit up and take notice.

Out in the wilds of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, they let loose the beast: an upgraded GMLRS missile with the flight to go twice as far as its brothers in arms.

In a display that would’ve made any firework show look like a candle in the wind, two Extended-Range (ER) GMLRS rockets blasted off from the US Army’s High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher, hitting their mark with the kind of precision that sends a clear message.