With new name, Army aims to have initial M-SHORAD air defense battalions fielded by FY-26

By Dan Schere / June 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM
The Army is targeting the second quarter of fiscal year 2026 to complete fielding of the initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) systems to four air defense battalions, service officials said this week. The Army officially renamed the M-SHORAD the SGT STOUT weapon system Saturday, as the service celebrated its 249th birthday at Ft. Belvoir, VA. The platform is named for Sgt. Mitchell William Stout , a soldier who died during the Vietnam War on March 12, 1970 from...

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