New General Dynamics Stryker MSL short-range air defense vehicle
General Dynamics Land Systems presents a new version of the Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicle in SHORAD (Short-Range Air Defense) configuration under the name of Stryker MSL at AUSA 2017, the Association of United States Army exhibition and conference in Washington D.C., United States.
The Stryker MSL is a short-range Air Defense (SHORAD) solution that meets the U.S. Army's emerging operational need to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Rotary Wing (RW) and Cruise Missile (CM) threats.
The Stryker MSL is fitted with a Boeing unmanned turret mounted at the rear of the chassis, the original infantrymen compartment is replaced by a cargo area. The turret is armed with four Longbow Hellfires located on the right side and anotherpod with four launchers for Raytheon Stinger short range air defense missile.
Boeing and General Dynamics Land Systems have teamed up to build the new short-range air defense system mounted on a Stryker combat vehicle. The MSL Stryker is essentially made up of a modernized Avenger air defense system on the back of a Stryker reconfigured to accommodate the system on a turret.
The Boeing turret is fitted with an organic sensor suite including electro-optical (EO) and infrared sensors with laser range finder and laser designator.
September 16, 2017,the Stryker MSL has performed test firing off a salvo of Hellfires missile in an undisclosed location in United States, maybe the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.