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Army Awards General Dynamics $1.2 Billion for IM-SHORAD Vehicles

Oct. 30, 2020
The U. S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal taps General Dynamics Land Systems for its IM-SHORAD systems to counter UAV threats.

General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, MI) has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the U. S. Army to produce, test, and deliver its Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems. The U. S. Army Contracting Command, (Redstone Arsenal, AL) is the contracting agency of the hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price and fixed-price-incentive) contract (number W31P4Q-20-D-0039). Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with the initial order worth $230 million and covering 28 Stryker 8 × 8 wheeled armored vehicles outfit with IM-SHORAD capability for $230 million (see figure). The full contract has an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2025.

The IM-SHORAD system counters threats from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, with the Stryker providing a stable operating platform. General Dynamics Land Systems will team with Leonardo DRS and Raytheon Technologies on the production and delivery of the IM-SHORAD-equipped Stryker vehicles, with work locations and funding determined with each order. General Dynamics Land Systems has production locations in Tallahassee, FL; Scranton, PA; London, Ontario; Lima, OH; and Anniston, AL.

According to Don Kotchman, vice-president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems: “General Dynamics and our teammates Leonardo DRS and Raytheon are pleased to be able to partner with the Army to bring this powerful capability to U.S. Soldiers.” He added: “This dedicated SHORAD capability adds a new operational dimension to the Stryker fleet in all of the Army’s maneuver formations.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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