General Dynamics Releases a New Video Showcasing Stryker IM-SHORAD Test

 In Land, Industry, Acquisition, & Innovation, Defense, U.S. Army, USA, Air, Forces & Capabilities

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.

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

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