Land Platforms

AUSA 2019: GDLS showcasing IM-SHORAD prototype

13 October 2019

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has begun delivering Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defence (IM-SHORAD) prototypes to the US Army and will display one at this year’s annual AUSA meeting.

Kendall Linson, GDLS’s manager of business development, recently discussed the state-of-play for the company’s IM-SHORAD effort. On 1 October, the company delivered its first prototype to the service and the army has now “accepted” a total of four, he said, noting that the fifth IM-SHORAD prototype would be delivered in December. The company will deliver an additional four prototypes in November 2020, bringing the total up to nine.

“Right now, that first vehicle is at Huntsville and it’s going to contractor testing as we speak,” Linson told Jane’s during a 7 October interview.

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