By Ralph PetersMarch 4, 2009
LETTERKENNY, Pa. - Letterkenny Munitions Center hosted its first U.S. Army Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Program Management Review Feb. 10-11, highlighting its key support of the systems.
The program management review provided 72 government officials and contractors with the status of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System transition and a review of the Army Tactical Missile System maintenance program. It also showed the ongoing ATACMS maintenance capability, as well as the overall capabilities of both Letterkenny Army Depot and LEMC.
Product Manager Lt. Col. Andrew Clanton opened the occasion by reviewing the ATACMS and GMLRS maintenance programs that are performed at LEMC. The ATACMS maintenance operation has been ongoing at LEMC since 1993, while the GMLRS maintenance program is being stood up at LEMC with a scheduled start date of Apr. 1, 2009.
A tour of the LEMC included non-destructive radiology testing; receiving and shipping operations; and the PFRMS maintenance facility, which focused on the testing and maintenance process for the ATACMS and GMLRS. A tour of LEAD's machine shop capability was also conducted to review the ATACMS container repair program.
Physically located at LEAD, Chambersburg, Pa., LEMC is a government owned, government operated installation. Since 1999, command and control of LEMC has been under Crane Army Ammunition Activity as a tenant.