AUSTIN, Texas - The Department of the Army announced today that the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, a subordinate unit under the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command based in Ansbach, Germany, is the first to field and test the Mobile Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) system.
The Regiment received four M-SHORAD systems.
M-SHORAD will defend maneuvering forces against unmanned aircraft systems, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats.
The Army will field 144 systems to four battalions beginning this year, followed by an enduring capability for additional battalions.
The M-SHORAD integrates the turret with multiple selectable effectors onto a Stryker A1 vehicle. Future variants of M-SHORAD will include technology insertions such as directed energy, which will provide a capability against unmanned aircraft systems, rotary-wing and residual fixed-wing threats, rockets, artillery and mortars.