Greek Army Considering Procuring US Precision Strike Missile

The Hellenic Army is considering procuring the US Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) for its rocket artillery.

A study is being drafted to assess all tactical ballistic missile options, including the in-development PrSM, according to Greek daily Kathimerini.

Considerations include benefits, costs, and the acquisition and integration process.

Ukraine war’s lessons will also be examined for the assessment as rocket artillery demonstrated its utility in taking out long-range targets.

According to Kathimerini, an army delegation is visiting the US in the coming weeks on an invitation to observe a live-fire exercise of HIMARS.

The visit’s focus is to witness the PrSM in action, the outlet added.

Need to Upgrade MLRS

According to Kathimerini, an upgraded MLRS is required for the missile’s employment. 

Therefore, the Hellenic Army is considering upgrading two thirds of its fleet of 36 MLRS to the A2 level, expected to cost around 1.1 billion euros ($1.18 billion).

Another option is to upgrade only one third of the fleet, with a parallel procurement of new missiles.

Precision Strike Missile

A replacement for the Army Tactical Missile System, the PrSM features a sleeker design and longer range of over 400 kilometers (248 miles).

It can be launched from both the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and M270A2 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).

The US Army received the first PrSM late last year. Initial operational capability is expected in 2025.

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