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Soldiers are finally getting their hands on the Army's killer new missile-hauling Stryker

    Jared Keller
Updated:
    Nov 25, 2020 9:37 AM EST
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    Nov 24, 2020

After years in development, soldiers are officially putting the Army's next-generation short-range air defense system through its paces ahead of its eventual delivery and fielding in Germany.

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment out of Ansbach, Germany traveled to the White Sands Missile Range to conduct training and operational testing of the Army’s Initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system, the service announced last week.

The IM-SHORAD system consists primarily of a Stryker-mounted 360-degree Avenger air defense turret loaded up with Stinger and AGM-114 Longbow Hellfire missiles (the latter of which are traditionally used in air-to-surface roles), an XM914 30mm cannon, and a 7.62mm machine gun.

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-stryker-shorad-testing-fielding
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