US Marine Corps “approves next step in Iron Dome acquisition”

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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