U.S. Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense Increment 1 (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) program
U.S. Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense Increment 1 (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) program

Leonardo DRS Selects Moog Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) for US Army M-SHORAD Inc 1

Moog Inc. announced that its Space and Defense Segment was selected by Leonardo DRS to supply 28 Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) turrets for the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense Increment 1 (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) program. M-SHORAD Inc. 1 is designed around the U.S. Army Stryker A1 platform, with Moog’s innovative RIwP being the centerpiece of Leonardo DRS’ Mission Equipment Package. The modularity of RIwP allowed Moog to provide nine prototypes in record time for the Army’s evaluation, leading to this significant award. The initial contract award is for 30 RIwP turrets, 28 to directly support the M-SHORAD Inc. 1 program, one demo unit, and one spare.

The RIwP M-SHORAD Inc. 1 configuration integrates multiple kinetic effectors including the XM914 30mm cannon and M240 7.62mm machine gun, along with Stinger and Longbow HELLFIRE® missiles. Additionally, this configuration includes MXTM-GCS sighting systems, and Moog’s own HELLFIRE Missile Launcher. “The field-proven RIwP is the result of commitment to unmatched capability from a dedicated team that leverages the best of our company’s diverse and advanced technologies,” said Jim Riedel, Group Vice President. “Moog’s defense business is committed to Equipping Those Who Defend Freedom and based on the positive feedback shared so far from the trained soldiers, RIwP is rapidly building a solid reputation to fulfill all current and future mission objectives.”

Initial Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense

RIwP was developed with battlefield input allowing Moog engineers to create a multi-mission turret. Its modular and reconfigurable design gives battlefield commanders flexibility and many affordable options to target and defeat current and emerging threats. RIwP (Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform), is Moog’s flexible, scalable, remote weapons platform offering multiple weapon options to guarantee tailored overmatch and improved survivability in every combat situation. Engineered with many advanced features, RIwP includes high-performance target acquisition technology and unmatched pointing/stabilization accuracy ensuring military forces see first, engage first and achieve mission success.

Moog Inc. is an American-based designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. Moog has technologies for satellites and space vehicles in addition to various aspects of defense such as missiles, weapons / stores management, turreted weapon systems, naval technologies along with security and survelliance systems. One weapons system is the Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) which is to form part of the Stryker vehicle sold by General Dynamics Land Systems to the US Army. Moog is headquartered in Elma, New York and has sales, engineering, and manufacturing facilities in twenty-six countries.

The U.S. Army’s IM-SHORAD system undergoes weapons testing at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.