Moog provides integrated turret design for Missile Launch Pedestals as well as their Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP®), a flexible, scalable remote turret providing tailored overmatch and improved survivability against current and emerging threats across the full spectrum of conflict.
RIwP® is a flexible, scalable remote turret providing tailored overmatch and improved survivability against current and emerging threats across the full spectrum of conflict. Providing precision medium caliber and indirect-fires lethality, this product is light enough for a tactical vehicle, yet has more fire power than most currently fielded combat systems.
The 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (5-4 ADA), 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, is the first unit in the Army to receive the Mobile Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) system. (Photo by Capt. Jordan Allen/U.S. Army)
First short-range air defense systems deploy to Europe
The first unit in Europe has received the Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) systems, according to an April 23 statement from Army Futures Command. The 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, a subordinate unit under the 10th Army Air-and-Missile Defense Command, in Ansbach, Germany, is the first to receive the vehicles and will continue to test the M-SHORAD system.
The M-SHORAD is a Stryker A1 combat vehicle-based system that includes a mission equipment package designed by Leonard DRS. That mission equipment package includes Raytheon’s Stinger vehicle missile launcher. General Dynamics Land Systems is the lead integrator and received a $1.2 billion contract to build and deliver the system in October 2020.
Leonardo awarded more than $600m million to provide mission equipment packages for the U.S. Army
Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today it has received an initial contract award for 28 Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) from General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) in support of the U.S. Army’s recent IM-SHORAD production award. The award, received on December 2nd 2020, is the first of a five-year contract valued at more than $600 million.
The centerpiece of the MEP is Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret with multiple kinetic effectors including the XM914 30mm cannon and M240 7.62mm machine gun, along with Stinger and Longbow HELLFIRE missiles.
Redstone Arsenal testing new air defense vehicle for the Army
Redstone Arsenal is starting to test a new air defense vehicle for the Army. The Arsenal was tasked with finding a way to attack growing threats in the air, including drones. It’s called I M SHORAD, and the blueprints all came together on Redstone Arsenal. "It all started about 18 months ago when the Army identified that we had this existing gap and they charted our office to find the right material solution to fill that gap," said Col. Chuck Worshim, cruise missile defense systems. That existing gap, Worshim said, is in short range air defense for the Army.
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Flexible Missile Platform (FMP)
FMP blends Moog’s world-renowned expertise in military motion control and stabilisation with its high-performance stores management technology. Missiles previously only launchable from helicopters may now be fired from ground vehicles with missile combinations able to suit any mission need from any platform.