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U.S. Army chose DRS to supply mission equipment package for IM-SHORAD system

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


Leonardo DRS announced that the U.S. Army has chosen a company to supply mission equipment package for the Interim Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system (IM-SHORAD).

According to the announcement,  Leonardo DRS, Inc. has been down-selected by the U.S. Army, and will begin negotiations, to provide its mission equipment package  for the service’s accelerated Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) effort. The mission equipment package includes kinetic and non-kinetic defeat capabilities and an on-board radar.

The Leonardo DRS system, when integrated on the Stryker A1 platform, will provide maneuver Brigade Combat Teams with a full “detect-identify-track-defeat” capability required to defeat UAS, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats.

The system, developed by Leonardo DRS’s Land Systems business unit, integrates mature technologies from industry teammates and partners, including Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP), Raytheon’s Stinger missiles and Rada’s Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar. The IM-SHORAD solution provides both hard and soft kill capabilities to the warfighter while minimizing impacts on the mobility of the Stryker.

According to Col. Chuck Worshim, program manager for cruise missile defense systems with the Army’s Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, General Dynamics Land Systems — which produces the Stryker — will be the platform integrator for the IM-SHORAD system.

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