Short and Intermediate Effectors for Layered Defense (SHIELD)
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The Short and Intermediate Effectors for Layer Defense (SHIELD) Project Office manages the development of short- to medium-range air defense weapons, supports homeland defense operations for the National Capital Region, and provides transition management for short and intermediate directed energy air defense weapon systems.

SHIELD provides life cycle management for the following effectors:

  • • Initial Maneuver SHORAD (IM-SHORAD)
  • • Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 (IFPC Inc 2)
  • • Iron Dome Defense System- Army (IDDS-A)
  • • Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS)
  • • PAC-3/MSE
  • • PAC-2
  • • Stinger-Reprogrammable Microprocessor (RMP)
  • • Block I Proximity Fuze (PROX)
  • • Avenger

Mission

The Short and Intermediate Effectors for Layer Defense (SHIELD) Project Office mission is to develop, test, acquire, field and sustain modernized kinetic and directed energy integrated air and missile defense capabilities to U.S. and allied forces. SHIELD enables the U.S. Army to compete, penetrate, dis-integrate and exploit in multi-domain operations, defeating tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems, rotary wing, fixed wing, and rocket, artillery and mortar threats.

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