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US Military focused on enhanced M-SHORAD functionality for floor threats

by Ashley Roque

An M-SHORAD Stryker, assigned to the US Military’s fifth Battalion, 4th Air Protection Artillery, targets a UAS and launches a Stinger missile on 9 March 2022 close to Rutja in Estonia. The service is looking for trade suggestions on ammunition cartridges that may allow the weapon to focus on floor threats too. (US Military)

The US Military needs troopers utilizing the Stryker-based Maneuver-Brief Vary Air Protection (M-SHORAD) weapon to additionally be capable of goal floor threats and is looking for details about “state-of-the artwork” ammunition cartridges to assist make {that a} actuality.

On 27 June the service issued a sources sought discover for a possible 30×113 mm Multi-Mode Proximity Airburst (MMPA) requirement that requires extra correct, deadly, and dependable cartridges than the presently fielded XM1198 Excessive Explosive Twin Goal with Self Destruct design.

Extra particularly, a future MMPA would offer M-SHORAD autos with the power to “quickly transition” to defeat each floor and air goal units, as a substitute of simply the latter.

“MMPA will combine with the XM914 weapon system utilising a United States authorities contact fuze setter and would require superior proximity fuze and airframe/propulsion parts to satisfy efficiency objectives,” the military wrote.

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