Leonardo DRS said Thursday it has received a second order, worth $204 million, to supply additional mission equipment packages that General Dynamics

[GD] will integrate on Stryker vehicles for the Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) program.

The latest deal covers 59 more M-SHORAD mission equipment packages, which the company said follows a “very successful rapid prototyping effort that completed an aggressive government test schedule and fielded four production-like systems in Germany.”

Army’s M-SHORAD. Photo: Leonardo DRS.

“Leonardo DRS appreciates the Army’s decision to procure the additional M-SHORAD Inc. 1 systems. The team is on track to deliver the mission equipment packages to General Dynamics Land Systems on schedule,” Aaron Hankins, senior vice president of the company’s land systems business, said in a statement. “This capability is urgently needed for today’s battlefield, and we are excited to be a part of the team delivering it to our soldiers.”

Leonardo DRS is working under a five-year IDIQ deal worth more than $600 million to supply the mission equipment packages, covering the Army’s total acquisition objective for 144 M-SHORAD systems.

In January, Leonardo DRS received an initial $97 million order for 28 M-SHORAD mission equipment packages, with deliveries to begin next year (Defense Daily, Jan. 21).

The mission equipment package for M-SHORAD includes the Moog [MOG.A] Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret, the XM914 30mm cannon and M240 machine gun, Stinger and Hellfire missiles and Rada USA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar. 

M-SHORAD is the Army’s program to field a new mobile platform on its Stryker vehicles capable of taking down unmanned aircraft systems, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats, as well as cruise missiles.

The Army awarded GD a $1.2 billion contract for M-SHORAD last fall, placing an initial $230 million order covering integration of the system on 28 Stryker vehicles (Defense Daily, Oct. 1).