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The US Army has chosen the supplier of the new maneuverable air defense system IM-SHORAD

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The US Army has chosen the supplier of the new maneuverable air defense system IM-SHORAD

The US Army has selected the supplier of a new maneuverable short-range air defense system (IM-SHORAD). As reported by defense-blog.com. The Pentagon has signed a contract with General Dynamics under the Stryker MSL program.


As part of the tender for the supply of the American army with a new maneuverable air defense system based on the Stryker armored personnel carrier, Boeing and General Dynamics presented their systems, the choice of the US Department of Defense fell on General Dynamics. As part of the signed contract, the company begins pre-series production of new IM-SHORAD combat vehicles.

The deadline for the contract is September 30, 2025, the total number of ordered cars has not been reported. It is known that at the first stage, funds are allocated for the production of 28 machines with subsequent renewal. Earlier it was announced plans to supply up to 144 IM-SHORAD systems.


The first vehicle under the contract will roll off the assembly line in about 18 months, the first battalion set (32 vehicles including prototypes) should be ready by September 2021.

The complex should protect Stryker mobile teams both on the march, and on the battlefield, or at a temporary or permanent location. New mobile air defense systems should make up for the possible shortage of air defense and missile defense.

The IM-SHORAD complex is installed on the Stryker platform. The reconfigurable integrated weapons platform (RIwP) can carry four Stinger MANPADS and two Hellfire anti-tank missiles. The module is also equipped with a 30-mm automatic gun M230LF with a coaxial machine gun. To detect targets using a hemispherical radar manufactured by the Israeli company Rada. The system can interact with air defense systems and Blue Force Tracker, a system of field identification "friend or foe".
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  1. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 2 October 2020 14: 16
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    Was there just an article yesterday?
    https://topwar.ru/175648-razrabotchiki-zrpk-im-shorad-stalkivajutsja-s-problemami.html
  2. zwlad
    zwlad 2 October 2020 14: 41
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    However, the experience of Syria is also being used. Against drones and any other small equipment.
    Only the rocket seems to me rather weak. Kilometers at 10-12 would be the radius of destruction.
  3. fn34440
    fn34440 2 October 2020 14: 41
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    Soros and the second in terms of the number of workers in the world, the US Embassy, ​​should equip the IM-SHORAD -Armenia with complexes, otherwise why are there so many fire spotters sitting in the embassy in Yerevan?
  4. Avior
    Avior 2 October 2020 14: 50
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    Stinger is weak in range.
    Besides, he is not very much against drones, this is oake
    This is generally a problem.
    Against drones, it is logical to make a rocket on the basis of Rome-116, the range will be greater.
    Only instead of the second part of the GOS with aiming at radiation, you need to put a microwave GOS, leave the IR.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 2 October 2020 15: 09
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      Against drones, it is logical to make a rocket on the basis of Rome-116, the range will be greater ...

      And the price bites, according to various sources from 120 to 280 thousand green apiece ...
      1. Avior
        Avior 2 October 2020 16: 17
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        He has an average price between the sidewinder and the stinger - 2 GOS - one from the stinger plus an additional passive radio, the rest from the sidewinder.
        You can do it with one GOS, it will be cheaper.
        Due to this, the increased range.
        The range just from MANPADS is now not enough against modern drones
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 2 October 2020 16: 32
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      Quote: Avior
      Stinger is weak in range.
      Besides, he is not very much against drones, this is oake
      This is generally a problem.

      Apparently, they decided to save money - using standard military components.
      But even more than half a century ago, when they were making the wheeled Strela-1, Soviet developers and the military "from both sides" rejected the cheap and simple option - to arm the air defense missile system with missiles left over from the development of MANPADS that did not enter the series. And they decided to make a more powerful and long-range missile defense system. For with SAM from MANPADS, the complex turned out to be low-power and "short-sighted".
      1. Avior
        Avior 2 October 2020 16: 37
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        MANPADS for manual use and on technology, it is rather weak by definition.
        It seems that when they began to create, the problem of shock drones was not as strong as it is now.
        MANPADS are against helicopters and attack aircraft - the main enemies before the appearance of drones.
        The Americans did it that way, but the situation has changed.
        On the other hand, there are practically no simple cheap missiles against drones, you cannot use ready-made ones.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 2 October 2020 16: 59
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          Quote: Avior
          the problem of attack drones was not as much as it is now.

          Not worth it for them. They will destroy control points, they have complete domination in the air. This system of near-zone air defense, against "accidentally" breaking through helicopters, CD, terrorist and mini drones. There are other systems against the MALE class. But the fact that the bookmaker is too small agree. A dozen mini drones will break through the defense. A block of 8-16 APKWS or analogs would have looked better. But they need to be brought up, and their task was to use ready-made systems.
          1. Avior
            Avior 2 October 2020 17: 15
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            Very close
            And for one-off situations
            However, the ammunition in the form of MANPADS can be stored in the car.
          2. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 3 October 2020 20: 22
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            Quote: OgnennyiKotik
            A block of 8-16 APKWS would look better


            Is APKWS being used by someone as an air-to-air missile?
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik 3 October 2020 20: 52
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              Yes, recently tested. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36345/mq-9-reaper-howitzer-rocket-toting-f-16-all-shoot-down-mock-cruise-missiles-in-huge- test
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 3 October 2020 20: 54
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                Sorry, I meant "ground-to-air": /
                1. OgnennyiKotik
                  OgnennyiKotik 3 October 2020 20: 58
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                  Brita put on the technique. You need to look for tests. But it doesn't matter. Air-to-air missiles are easily installed on ground vehicles
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 2 October 2020 15: 07
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    ... can carry four Stinger MANPADS launchers and two Hellfire anti-tank missiles. The module is also equipped with a 30-mm M230LF automatic cannon with a coaxial machine gun ...

    Nothing special..
  6. common man
    common man 2 October 2020 17: 26
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    Quote: "The first vehicle under the contract will roll off the assembly line in about 18 months, the first battalion kit (32 vehicles including prototypes) should be ready by September 2021."
    How to understand it?
  7. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 4 October 2020 09: 45
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    What a horror. It seems that according to the logic of the manufacturer, pilots should shit in the form of this wunderwafe.