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Army Taps Leonardo DRS to Provide Mission Equipment Package for Short-Range Air Defense Platform

Army Taps Leonardo DRS to Provide Mission Equipment Package for Short-Range Air Defense Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Army Taps Leonardo DRS to Provide Mission Equipment Package for Short-Range Air Defense Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLeonardo DRS has been tapped to supply a mission equipment package for the U.S. Army's Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense platform.

The company said Thursday its mission equipment system will be installed on the Stryker A1 vehicle to provide brigade combat units with a capability to detect, track and counter threats associated with fixed- wing, rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft systems.

Leonardo DRS' land systems business developed the system that includes Raytheon-built Stinger missiles, Rada-made Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar and Moog's remote turret – Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform ““ that works to support multiple weapon configurations.

The IM-SHORAD program seeks to provide tactical commands with a ground-to-air and ground-to-ground capability to operate in a multi-domain battlefield.

Leonardo DRS said it will now move to negotiations and expects the prototype contract to be awarded in August.

The service expects IM-SHORAD prototypes to be delivered by 2019.

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Written by Jane Edwards

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