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SOFEX 2012: US Army to extend SMSS evaluation

8th May 2012 - 14:28 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman, Jordan


The US Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) is working through 'contractual obligations' to extend the evaluation of the Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) in Afghanistan, industry sources have disclosed.

According to SMSS manufacturer Lockheed Martin, 'Project Workhorse' is to be continued for an undisclosed period of time. The evaluation was due to have concluded on 30 April but Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control director for international business development, Morri Leland, described 'overwhelmingly positive' feedback to date.

In December, four Block I SMSS platforms were airlifted into theatre and split equally between two US Army light infantry units. The systems

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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