Germany has long shown interest in acquiring the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) developed by the American defense contractor Lockheed Martin.
Berlin has been seeking to modernize its military capabilities like the rest of Europe, which the ongoing War in Ukraine further prompted. It has identified the American HIMARS as a vital asset that could enhance its precision strike capabilities and overall military strength.
With this, the recent signing of the agreement between defense contractors Rheinmetall Defence and Lockheed Martin to jointly develop and provide the cutting-edge rocket artillery system indicated a promising future for the German military.
The German rocket artillery system will be customized by both defense contractors based on its “unique” specifications, with Lockheed utilizing its vast expertise gained from producing combat-tested weapons such as HIMARS.