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DoD awards IM-SHORAD contract as US Army awaits next phase of Lethality Upgrade

7th October 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

IM-SHORAD is needed now more than ever to combat near-peer adversary threats; meanwhile the US Army is looking for options on the Medium Caliber Weapon System

The US Army is progressing towards adding a short-range air defence capability to its Stryker family of vehicles, while the Lethality Upgrade programme for the vehicles is also about to enter its next stage.

On 30 September, the army awarded General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) a $1.2 billion contract to provide an Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system, with production, tests and deliveries of the system by 2025.

IM-SHORAD is planned as a new mobile and manoeuvrable air defence system that can operate in direct support of Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs).

The US Army hopes it will

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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