Dynetics, based in Huntsville, has been awarded a $237 million contract by the U.S. Army to produce a mobile, ground-based weapon system.
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space for the Enduring Indirect Fires Protection Capability.
The mobile system is designed to engage and defeat cruise missile and unmanned aircraft system threats.
“Dynetics looks forward to delivering this next-generation solution to meet the Army’s needs now and in the future,” said Ronnie Chronister, senior vice president of Weapons Technology and Manufacturing at Dynetics. “We’re ready to tackle this urgent schedule, supporting the safety of our soldiers with this integrated air and missile defense capability.”
The Enduring Shield system provides a 360-degree air defense envelope with the ability to engage multiple targets simultaneously. Dynetics unveiled its Enduring Shield offering earlier this month.
Work on the system will be done in Huntsville. Dynetics is set to deliver four units in 2022 and 12 units by the end of 2023.
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