Breaking Defense reports that following a trio of live-fire tests that wrapped up last year, the US Marine Corps recently approved the next stage of development for a mobile air defense capability based in part on Israel’s Iron Dome system.
“The Corps’ Milestone Decision Authority met on Dec. 13, 2022 and approved the Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) program to move forward with the certification process, according to Barbara Hamby, a spokesperson for the USMC Program Executive Officer (PEO) Land Systems,” said the report.
During 2023 a series of activities will take place culminating with a quick reaction assessment for the MRIC prototype, under the Middle Tier Acquisition Rapid Prototyping framework.
IRON DOME™ is a combat proven system that detects, assesses and intercepts incoming artillery such as: C-RAM, Cruise Missiles, Precise Guided Missiles (PGM), UAVs, Air Breathing Threats (ABTs) and dense salvos.
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