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10:59 AM, August 10, 2019

Prototype of United States (US) army's first Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) vehicle will be unveiled at Association of the US Army (AUSA) exhibition, Washington, in October.

"US Army's first IM-SHORAD vehicle will be on display at the AUSA exhibition this year," Inside Defense reported Thursday, quoting program manager for cruise missile defense systems Col. Chuck Worshim as saying.

The new air defense system, called the IM-SHORAD, will be integrated on the Stryker A1 platform, will provide maneuver Brigade Combat Teams with a full “detect-identify-track-defeat” capability required to defeat Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats.

The new combat system includes kinetic and non-kinetic defeat capabilities and an on-board radar that would provide 360-degree air defense protection of the Stryker and Armor Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) throughout the range of military operations.