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.
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.