Raytheon offers STRYKER-mounted STINGER missile for US Army mobile air defence
Responding to the US Army’s urgent need for mobile air defence to protect ground troops, Raytheon integrated and demonstrated a STINGER air defence missile mounted on a STRYKER armored fighting vehicle.
Raytheon incorporated the STINGER missile into a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS, aka PROTECTOR by Kongsberg), and mounted it on a STRYKER. During a late September demonstration at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the Army fired STINGER missiles from a STRYKER vehicle and successfully intercepted airborne targets.
“With so many airborne threats in the battlespace, our ground forces need the protection of additional mobile air defence systems,” Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems Vice President, said. “Combining these two proven systems gives the Army an immediate, low risk, high-value solution.”
The Army is now evaluating the STINGER missile/STRYKER vehicle solution.
The STINGER weapon system is a lightweight, self-contained air defence system that can be rapidly deployed by ground troops and on military platforms. It’s combat proven in four major conflicts and in use by more than 20 nations as well as all four US military services.