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Heidi Shyu: Army Eyes Long-Range Surface-to-Surface Missiles, Patriot System Updates

Heidi Shyu
Heidi Shyu

 

The U.S. Army‘s top acquisition official has said the service branch considers surface-to-surface, long-range missile development a high priority investment in order to “operate in a much more contested environment,” Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

“Long-range precision fires is something the Pacific Command has indicated they really need to have,” Heidi Shyu, Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said Tuesday at the Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.

Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Army is working on defense programs, including Indirect Fire Protection Capability defensive missile launcher and electronic protection systems designed to act against countermeasure efforts from adversaries.

The service also plans to introduce upgrades to the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, Shyu said.CIO 200x200

A digital processor, an active electronically scanned array radar and the Missile Segment Enhanced system are technologies the service branch plans to incorporate into the Patriot missile, according to the report.

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