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US Army to deploy enhanced Stinger missile

21st June 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Army is set to roll out Stinger missiles enhanced with proximity fuzes as it looks to counter the growing threat of enemy UAS.

The lightweight, self-contained Stinger missile system provides air defence for mobile ground forces. The proximity fuze, developed by Raytheon in 2017 enables the missile to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them, offering ground troops improved defence against small, agile threats.

The army has now completed qualification testing on the new proximity fuze and will begin delivering the enhanced Stinger missile to soldiers later this year.

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