General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights has received a contract of more than $1.2 billion to produce, test, and deliver vehicles to counter threats from unmanned aerial systems, or drones, to the U.S. Army.
The completion date for the Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems is estimated for Sept. 30, 2025.
The IM-SHORAD is designed to counter threats from the unmanned aerial systems as well as other rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The aircraft are highly mobile, survivable, sustainable, and more transportable compared to other Army platforms, according to GD Land Systems.
“General Dynamics and our teammates Leonardo DRS and Raytheon are pleased to be able to partner with the Army to bring this powerful capability to U.S. Soldiers,” says Don Kotchman, vice president and general manager of GD Land Systems. “This dedicated SHORAD capability adds a new operational dimension to the Stryker fleet in all of the Army’s maneuver formations.”
The Army’s initial order on the contract was for 28 vehicles for $230 million.
GD Land Systems has production locations in London, Ontario; Anniston, Ala.; Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Penn.; and Tallahassee, Fla. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order.
General Dynamics Land Systems offers design, engineering, technology, production, and full lifecycle support for land combat vehicles. General Dynamics, based in Virginia, is a global aerospace and defense company that offers products and services in business aviation, combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions, ship building and repair, and IT services.