US Army to deploy “up to 600 Stinger-equipped counter-UAS systems”

The Drive ( reports that the US Army has begun training new teams to operate Stinger man-portable air defence systems against drone attacks and will integrate up to 600 teams in front line units.

The move is part of a larger programme – Maneuver Short Range Air Defense, or M-SHORAD – which will Stinger units deployed to Stryker-equipped mechanized infantry companies.

The Army is reported to have upgraded the Stingers with new proximity fuzes, “which feature a conformal radar antenna wrapped around the warhead assembly”, to target small drones.

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