Turret, Weapon Systems and Sensors
General Dynamics has awarded Leonardo DRS a $204 million (€173 million) contract to provide additional mission equipment packages (MEP) for Maneuver Short Range Air Defense Increment 1(M-SHORAD Inc. 1) systems, the company announced on 9 September.
Leonardo DRS expects to deliver 59 additional MEP under this order, which follows the initial order for 28 to be delivered from early 2022. The awards follow a very successful rapid prototyping effort that completed an aggressive government test schedule and fielded four production-like systems in Germany.
Leonardo fully integrates the MEP before providing it to GD, the platform integrator and prime contractor. The M-SHORAD Inc. 1 MEP includes Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turret with multiple kinetic effectors, including the XM914E1 30mm cannon, M240 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, STINGER and Longbow HELLFIRE missiles. The MEP also includes Rada USA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) and several other enabling technologies.