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Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle



Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2021 (First Prototype Vehicles Fielded)
Manufactured by: Base Vehicle: General Dynamics Land Systems; Mission Equipment Package: Ricardo DRS
Armament: Turret: (2) AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire Surface to Air Missiles; (4) FIM-92 Stinger SAM's; (1) XM914 30mm Cannon; and (1) M240 7.62mm Machine Gun
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Catepillar C9)
Miscellaneous Info: In 2018 the US Army commenced the Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense program (IM-SHORAD) to replace the aging HMMWV based Avenger SHORAD system. The new vehicle would have a much better capability defending the US Army's ground forces from fixed aircraft, helicopters, missiles and drones. The most notable improvement is that the new vehicle would be able to fire on the move. 

After a short development and testing period the first (4) prototype Stryker M-SHORAD vehicles were fielded by the Army.  Additional vehicles should be delivered late in that same year. The Stryker M-SHORAD mates the proven Stryker A1 base vehicle (Double V-Hull) with the Ricardo DRS Air Defense Mission Equipment Package (MEP).  The MEP features the Reconfigurable Integrated Weapons Platform turret by Moog Space & Defense Group. 

At the time of writing (2022), another similar Stryker-based vehicle using a laser as its main weapon, is being developed to supplement the Stryker M-SHORAD.  This other vehicle is referred to as the Directed Energy Mobile-SHORAD (DE M-SHORAD).  Two finalists, Northrup-Grumman and Raytheon, had systems in the final testing phase, with Raytheon's entry being selected.  The US Army plans to have a prototype platoon ready in Fiscal Year 2022.
Data Sheet Available:   Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Datasheet (Ricardo DRS)


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Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Photos U.S. Army
  Stryker ICV with 5kw Mobile Experimental High-Energy Laser (MEHEL) Photo U.S. Army
     Stryker DE M-SHORAD with 50kw High Energy Laser (HEL) Photos U.S. Army

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Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Recognition.com
Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Information & Photos Leonardo DRS
Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Information & Photos The Drive
Stryker M-SHORAD Vehicle Information & Photos U.S. Army


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