Dynetics, an entirely owned subsidiary of Leidos, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Military Program Government Workplace Missiles and Area for the Enduring Oblique Fires Safety Functionality (IFPC) to supply its cell ground-based weapon system. The transportable system is designed to interact and defeat Cruise Missile (CM) and Unmanned Plane System (UAS) threats. The award is price an estimated worth of $237 million over the subsequent 2.5 years. The contract additionally contains the choice for observe on manufacturing of 400 launchers with related interceptors.

Enduring Defend was designed and manufactured within the U.S. and gives an open-system structure that gives each flexibility and development, in addition to full integration with the Military’s Built-in Air and Missile Protection Battle Command System (IBCS). The system supplies a 360 diploma air protection envelope with the power to interact a number of targets concurrently. Dynetics unveiled its Enduring Defend providing earlier this summer season in preparation for the contract. The confirmed and current applied sciences inside Enduring Defend ship a cyber-resilient answer on a speedy schedule, delivering 16 launchers prototypes and 60 interceptors.


“Dynetics seems ahead to delivering this next-generation answer to fulfill the Military’s wants now and sooner or later” stated Ronnie Chronister, senior vp of Weapons Know-how and Manufacturing at Dynetics. “We’re able to sort out this pressing schedule, supporting the security of our troopers with this built-in air and missile protection functionality.”

The Oblique Fireplace Safety Functionality Increment 2 is a cell, ground-based system designed to defeat subsonic cruise missiles, Group 2/3 unmanned plane programs, rockets, artillery, mortars and different aerial threats. (Picture by Heriberto Ibarra WSMR/U.S. Military)

Dynetics chosen the AIM-9X effector and environmentally sealed All-Up Spherical Journal (AUR-M) supplied by Raytheon Missiles & Protection, a Raytheon Applied sciences enterprise. The AIM-9X options essentially the most superior IR seeker in use right this moment, offering warfighters a extremely efficient answer to trace and intercept laborious to detect, fast paced cruise missiles. The missile has beforehand demonstrated profitable integration and engagements with the U.S. Military’s IBCS, supporting the accelerated prototyping part that the U.S. Military has requested.

Dynetics and Raytheon labored collaboratively to supply the Military a weapon system which met key necessities whereas incorporating classes discovered from earlier applications. The investments in Enduring Defend enabled the completion of the Section 1 Shoot-Off in Could 2021 and demonstrated missile and IBCS integration. The manufacturing of elements, efficiency of meeting and system integration will likely be carried out in Huntsville, Alabama. Dynetics is about to ship 4 models in 2022 and 12 models by the tip of 2023.

Dynetics, an entirely owned subsidiary of Leidos, supplies responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT options to the nationwide safety, cybersecurity, house, and significant infrastructure sectors. Our portfolio options extremely specialised technical providers and a variety of software program and {hardware} merchandise, together with elements, subsystems, and sophisticated end-to-end programs. The corporate of greater than 3,000 staff relies in Huntsville, Ala., and has places of work all through the U.S. Leidos is a Fortune 500® expertise, engineering, and science options and providers chief working to unravel the world’s hardest challenges within the protection, intelligence, civil, and well being markets.