Sunday, October 18, 2020

General Dynamics releases a new video showcasing Stryker IM-SHORAD test

The Stryker’s manufacturer, General Dynamics Land Systems, has released new video footage of Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system test it carried out in cooperation with the U.S. Army earlier this year.

Video posted on Twitter to show fire test of main armaments of IM-SHORAD vehicle, which includes Hellfire missiles, Stinger missiles and a 30mm cannon.

As noted by the company, the IM-SHORAD vehicle is based on the new Stryker A1 chassis and enables maneuver units for critical Multi-Domain Operations. Highlights include on-board target-acquisition capability paired with the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense battle command systems.

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The IM-SHORAD is designed to counter threats from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and a multitude of other Rotary and Fixed Wing aircraft, and provides a common Army platform that is cost-effective, highly mobile, survivable, sustainable and transportable.

Two weeks earlier, the GDLS has announced that it was awarded a $1.219 billion contract to produce, test and deliver Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems to the U.S. Army. The Army’s initial order on the contract calls for 28 Stryker IM-SHORAD vehicles for $230 million.

That last statement of the company said that the First Unit Equipped (FUE) projected in early 2021.

Source: General Dynamics Land Systems
Source: General Dynamics Land Systems

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