Raytheon has mounted and tested a company-built air defense missile technology on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle as part of efforts to help address the U.S. Army‘s requirement for ground troop protection.
The company said Monday it integrated the Stinger weapon with a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station and installed the system on the Stryker AFV for a demonstration at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Stryker-mounted missiles hit airborne targets during the test, Raytheon noted.
“With so many airborne threats in the battlespace, our ground forces need the protection of additional mobile air defense systems,” said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Raytheon’s land warfare systems business.
Stinger is equipped with a reprogrammable processor and guidance and control system built to help military personnel defend against cruise missiles and multiple aircraft types.
The Army currently evaluates Stryker and Stinger as a potential integrated platform.