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The United States Is Working Hard On Its Own Variation Of The Israeli Iron Dome

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In June 2021, Dynetics, a company owned by Leidos, which in turn is part of Lockheed Martin, unveiled its “Enduring Shield.”

It was not known that Dynetics even took part in the competition for the US Army’s enduring indirect fires protection capability, designed to defend against a variety of airborne threats.

One competing team consists of Rafael and Raytheon, offering up the Iron Dome launcher and Tamir interceptor.

Currently, the US Army is using Iron Dome as an interim cruise missile defense capability as it works to adopt an enduring solution to counter drones and cruise missiles.

For the live-fire test, Dynetics was bringing a launcher based off the Army’s internally developed, but then canceled, Multi-Mission Launcher along with the Raytheon-produced AIM-9X Sidewinder interceptor.

Initially, the interceptor was a mystery and kept secret. But its launcher, Enduring Shield, takes know-how from the Multi-Mission Launcher’s development and improves upon it.

The system is built with a modular, open-system architecture which makes it possible to use any interceptor with the launcher.

The MML had trouble with reloading, and the AIM-9X had issues with overheating. With changes to the launcher all issues were resolved by Dynetics.

The company has relevant experience designing launchers, as mentioned it has history on the MML program, and also its current efforts to build the launcher for the Army’s ground-launched hypersonic missile. Dynetics is also building the first glide bodies for those hypersonic missiles.

Dynetics also has experience on the Indirect Fires Protection Capability program, developing a 300-kilowatt laser on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, to serve as a possible countermeasure for enduring solution.

The Army is expected to choose a winner to proceed in building an initial lot of prototypes in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The winner must deliver all prototypes to the Army in time to reach initial operational capability by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.

But currently, even with Dynetics’ impressive history, the US Army has limited options – one is a combined Iron Dome with an older interceptor, while Dynetics is using a refurbished system that failed once before.

Still, it appears that the company hopes to be the winner, as it attempts to meet the accelerated schedule that the US Army wants for the defensive system, as well as it has invested quite a bit of its own funds in the program, unlike Rafael and Raytheon, who simply bring ready solutions to the table.

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A Clown like you

The big fuking question is why? Who are they going to use it against? Russian or Chinese, now that’s a good joke. I hate people who buy shi* stop…you don’t need it and it is shi*.

The US beloved air forces jets are 30~ years old, the F-35, F-XX didn’t help at all… The US wants to make new Subs and the word is each going to cost 10B… Why because remember what happened to USS Zumwalt? Cost a lot and was overall shi*. The US needs to stop and hire Ger/Fra/Italy/etc to build their shi^, fuk yankees companies they make shi& for money only.

pepa65

I’m guessing it is mainly targetted for export.

S Balu

A Clown Like you IN AFRICA THEY SAY CHINA BUILDS USA,BRITAIN FRANCE GERMANY INVADE COUNTRIES BASED ON LIES DESTROY THEM AND LOOT THEIR NATURAL RESOURCES

Icarus Tanović

We all see how mich they’re effective against Yemenis offensive capabilities. 0 points.

Ccp eats batshit

Slav needs to be taught a lesson again

S Balu

Icarus Tanovic Simple EVERYDAY PIPES CAN BE MADE INTO MILLIONS OF MISSILES THESE SYSTEMS BY USA HAS NO CHANCE TO INTERCEPT ALL OF THEM

Arch Bungle

They must be anticipating bottle rocket attacks from kids holed up in concentration camps.

Everything is a threat to the American.

KnowTheJew

Every school and wedding party in the world needs an “iron dome” to block the Jews’ US Tyranny’s bombing of them.

ossie

Pindos are good at siphoning public money for crap. From that POV most pindo weapon systems are brilliant successes. Using IR guided missiles for a CM/drone defense system, especially under battle conditions, isn’t exactly “rocket science”.

Djibril Al Kamylles

Cet this think in syria and Palestine and club Poutine and Nétanyahou to death

L du Plessis

Just buy the Russian iron dome 👌

TomSawyer

Turks are laughing about it ^^

block

american fools cannot build anything anymore. Gone are the days when they could employ the best and brightest from around the world.

Only in hollywood and for stupid american zionist clowns are american products worth anything. See the f35. A dream product for corporate shareholders, otherwise a massive POS.

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Rodney Loder

Firsy I’ve heard of US ground launch hypersonic, l do know only Russia has achieved it, not sure if it’s hypersonic cruise, could be, China’s deployed hypersonic glide missiles reentry but the US is yet to achieve any type of controlled hypersonic flight. Far as i know intersept is impossible with incoming above Mach 5 (hypersonic). The other thing is Nuclar Missiles can’t be flown on to target in swarms because of loading procedures and there simply is not enough in the arsenal. Russia and China also have a far greater land mass for survival after the encounter.

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