Dynetics has announced the Enduring Shield, a solution for the US Army’s future cruise missile defense capabilities.

Washington – Dynetics owned by Leidos Provided to the U.S. Army Live shooting event for the service’s permanent indirect fire protection feature Designed to protect against a variety of aerial threats.

One team Rafael and Raytheon Offering Iron Dome Launcher and Tamil Interceptor, Dynetics has not publicly allowed participation in the contest so far.

Army Use Iron Dome as a provisional cruise missile defense capability Because it works to achieve a lasting solution.

Is The Army is on the road to choosing a permanent system Calling on the industry for prototyping efforts to combat the threat of both drones and cruise missiles Host a shoot-off Two teams at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Eventually, we plan to add capabilities to counter the threat of rockets, artillery and mortars.

The teams that participated in the shootoff brought a combination of launcher and interceptor. The demonstration lasted for several weeks from the end of April to the beginning of May.

Defense News first reported that Dynetics brought in a launcher based on the Army’s internal development, according to sources familiar with the activity. Then cancel, multi-mission launcher With the AIM-9X Sidewinder Interceptor manufactured by Raytheon.

Dynetics, Ronnie Chronister, Senior Vice President of Weapons Technology and Manufacturing, did not tell reporters which interceptors were brought to the live event as part of the offer due to an internal decision based on the wishes of the interceptor manufacturer, 6 Said at the briefing on the 3rd of March.

“The choice of effector was based on the fact that the Army’s urgency was very high in bringing capabilities to the scene,” he said.

But its launcher, Enduring Shield, is taking over the work the company did to help the Army develop and improve MML, Chronister said.

“What we offer isn’t MML, but it’s derived from heritage and what we’ve learned from MML,” he said.

According to Chronister, the company has been working to redesign MML’s stacking system to make it more cost-effective, more productive and less complex for launchers.

“Our products cover a 360-degree range and have the ability to attack multiple targets at the same time,” he said, fully with the Army’s Integrated Combat Command System (IBCS), which is an important requirement. Proven to integrate.

The system is built on a modular, open system architecture, which allows the launcher to launch any interceptor, Chronister said.

“We are basically missile-agnostic, so if a customer comes back and wants to integrate another effector into our system, we designed it to be seamless and relatively easy to achieve.”

It is known that MML had reload problems and AIM-9X had overheating problems, but Chronister has changed the launcher to all problems including the heat problem of the interceptor itself (more than 3 years ago). What was found) states that it has been resolved. ..

“We are very happy with the solution we have implemented,” he said.

The company has experience related to launcher design, from the history of the MML program to its current efforts to build launchers. Army ground-launched hypersonic missile. Dynetics also First glide body For hypersonic missiles.

The company received a contract to manufacture a hypersonic missile launcher about 20 months ago and has already delivered the hardware to the Army, Kronister said.

And dynetics Experience of the IFPC program itself, development of a 300 kW laser A heavy expanding mobility tactical truck that acts as a possible countermeasure for a lasting solution.

According to Chronister, Dynetics is working to enhance its cyber and electronic warfare systems and also incorporates IFPC solution capabilities to protect against such attacks.

The Army will select a winner to proceed with the construction of the first lot of prototypes in the fourth quarter of 2021. The winner must then deliver all prototypes to the Army in time to reach initial operating capability by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“We are very confident in our ability to respond to this aggressive schedule set by the Army,” said Chronister. “Because we invested our internal and R & D funding in this program. , I was able to peel the game with this program. “