A Huntsville firm has been awarded a significant government contract.
Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space for the Enduring Indirect Fires Protection Capability (IFPC) to produce its mobile ground-based weapon system. The transportable system is designed to engage and defeat cruise missile and unmanned aircraft system threats. According to the company, the award is worth an estimated value of $237 million over the next 2.5 years. The contract also includes the option for follow-on production of 400 launchers with associated interceptors.
“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.”
Enduring Shield was designed and manufactured in the U.S. and offers an open-system architecture that provides both flexibility and growth, as well as full integration with the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. The system is designed to provide a 360-degree air defense envelope with the ability to engage multiple targets simultaneously.
The manufacturing of the components, performance of assembly and system integration will be conducted in Huntsville. Dynetics is set to deliver four units in 2022 and 12 units by the end of 2023.
Dynetics and Raytheon worked collaboratively to provide the Army a weapon system which met key requirements while incorporating lessons learned from previous programs.