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AUSA 2017: Industry gears up for SHORAD requirement

9th October 2017 - 14:27 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Washington DC

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US Army leaders in search of a new short-range air defence (SHORAD) system might be a little spoilt for choice at this year’s AUSA, as several industry players use the exhibition to showcase potential solutions.

The army has identified a capability gap for SHORAD in the European theatre and is looking to quickly acquire a vehicle-based system that can protect frontline troops against advanced air threats from peer adversaries.

These threats could include advanced fighter aircraft, low-flying helicopters as well as small UAVs.

General Dynamics Land Systems is demonstrating its Manuever SHORAD Launcher (MSL) Stryker at the show this year,

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