Mobile Low, Slow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Integrated Defense Systems, or MLIDS is a collection of different sensors and weapon systems that have been integrated by DRS to fill the counter-UAS mission, and mounted on top of two separate all-terrain mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MATV.
In July 2018 the U.S. Army has selected Leonardo DRS, Inc. to provide the Interim, Mobile Short Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system Mission Equipment Package (MEP) for installation Stryker A1 vehicles. The package includes Moog’s Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP), Raytheon’s Stinger missiles and Rada’s Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) to provide a “detect-identify-track-defeat” capability required to defeat UAS, rotary-wing and fixed-wing threats. According to Leonardo DRS the IM-SHORAD solution provides both hard and soft kill capabilities to the warfighter while minimizing impacts on the mobility of the Stryker. The RIwP turret supports multiple weapon configurations to give tactical commanders flexibility in various combat scenarios. The Leonardo DRS solution has the mobility, firepower and soldier protection required to fight forward at the lowest tactical levels. When fielded, this IM-SHORAD capability will provide tactical level commands the precision ground-to-ground and ground-to-air lethality necessary to fight and win across a multi-domain battlefield. This down-select decision is part of the Army’s IM-SHORAD effort to deliver prototypes in 2019.
In June 2022 Israel’s RADA Electronic Industries Ltd and Leonardo DRS Inc announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement to merge and become a combined public company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022, RADA will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leonardo DRS. Leonardo DRS is expected to be listed on NASDAQ and TASE under the symbol “DRS.”