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Tango0103 Aug 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

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" Need to shoot down Daesh drones or Russian gunships? Boeing is offering the Army an array of ways to do it, from laser-armed 88 Strykers to missile-launching MATV trucks and tracked Bradleys.

This September, the Army plans a "shoot off" of competing anti-aircraft systems as it tries to rebuild battlefield air defenses it largely disbanded since 9/11. Boeing's not the only contender, but it's been the most aggressive in showing its wares. A new anti-aircraft Stryker will debut at next week's Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., but that's just one of several designs they're prototyping. The aerospace giant has worked with makers of military vehicles Oshkosh for the MATV, General Dynamics for Stryker, BAE for Bradley to integrate its weapons systems on their war machines in ways that give the Army multiple options…"
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