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AUSA 2018: Air defence Stryker takes next step

8th October 2018 - 12:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Modernising air and missile defence is one of the US Army’s top six modernisation priorities, and one key element of that is rebuilding a frontline short-range air defence (SHORAD) capability that protects a manoeuvre force on operations from low-flying threats including UAVs.

In June this year, Leonardo DRS was downselected to provide a mission equipment package for the service’s accelerated Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) effort. This package includes a turret - developed by Moog - with a variety of kinetic effectors as well as onboard radar arrays.

The US Marine Corps is also likely to leverage this effort

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Grant Turnbull

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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