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AUSA 2019: IM-SHORAD paves the way for rapid prototyping efforts

17th October 2019 - 09:20 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Washington, DC

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With General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) showcasing the Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defence (IM-SHORAD) Stryker solution for the first time at AUSA the effort demonstrates how rapid prototyping is becoming a key capability in itself for the US Army.

To date the industry team, which includes three coequal primes in Raytheon, Leonardo DRS and GDLS, has developed the first five Stryker IM-SHORAD prototypes, according to Ed House, business development manager for Leonardo DRS land systems.

‘In 13 months, we have gone from a power point to a prototype,’ he said, noting that IM-SHORAD, while not perfect, is the first flagship effort …

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