Stryker M-SHORAD named SGT STOUT



The caption that goes along with the picture.

"The US Army turned another year older on Friday and is celebrating its 249th birthday today, officially changing the name of its Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) to Sergeant Stout.

The modified Stryker-based weapon is now named after Sgt. Mitchell William Stout, the only Army air defense artillery man to have earned the Medal of Honor, after dying in Vietnam on March 12, 1970, when his bunker came under mortar fire.

“Stout ran to the grenade, picked it up, held it close to his body, and started to get out of the bunker,” Army Acquisition head Doug Bush told reporters on Thursday. “Upon reaching the door the grenade exploded, and then shielded the blast with his body [to protect] his fellow soldiers from further injury or death.”"


Sgt. Stout is the second iteration of M-SHORAD. They replaced the Hellfire Launcher with a Stinger pod.


Not really. Either launcher can be fitted, depending on the mission and anticipated threat.


Thanks Gino.

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Actually, you are close. The Hellfire has been removed and is being replaced by a second Stinger pod since the Hellfire was having issues.

Army ‘prohibited’ soldiers from using Hellfire with M-SHORAD on Strykers due to safety concerns.

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I always wondered they put an anti-tank missile on an air defense vehicle? I know that there are several warheads for this missile. Anyway, whoever makes the Sgt.Stout in styrene has more options.

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It’s the US Army that will decide on what to replace the Longbow Hellfires with, and most likely it’ll be a second Stinger pod.

I liked the idea of Longbow Hellfires as they’re fire-and-forget, but the ground vibrations on the launch rails stresses the missile and causes damage to the Hellfires, and that creates dangerous ordnance hanging on the side.

The Moog turret offers many SHORAD and ATGM weapons options, but it never offered a 184-pound AIM-9X as an option because I think that’s too heavy for the pivot joint.

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