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Ground Based Air Defense


To field and sustain fully integrated ground to air defense solutions that detect, track, defend and defeat the enemies' air threat that seek to harm or kill Marines and other high value assets.



To deliver the most capable equipment, at the right time, that provides Marines an advantage over the enemy in combat effectiveness and lethality.


Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD)

A-MANPADS provides close-in, low altitude, surface-to-air fires, and command and control in defense of the MAGTF vital areas. A-MANPADS consists of a Fire Unit Vehicle (FUV), Section Leader Vehicle (SLV) and the Stinger missile as the primary weapon system. The FUV is the mobile firing component of the GBAD system, with the capability to transport Stinger missiles and possessing a turret-mounted M-240B/M2 machine-gun. The SLV is the C2 component. Both the FUV and SLV will transition to the JLTV platform. 

Marine Air Defense Integrated Future Weapons System (MADIS/FWS)

Ground-based air defense future weapons system is designed to modernize Low Altitude Air Defense Battalions (LAAD Bn), by providing increased capability and lethality to meet evolving and future threats. MADIS will consist of two variants. The MADIS Mk1 includes a turret-launched Stinger missile, multi-functional EW capability, direct fire weapon, Electro Optical Infra-Red (EO/IR) optic, and a shoulder-fired Stinger missile for dismounted operations. The MADIS Mk2 (C-UAS variant) includes a multi-function EW capability, 360-degree radar, direct fire weapon, EO/IR optic, and supporting C2 communications suite. The Mk1 and Mk2 form a complementary pair and are the basic building block of the LAAD Battalions’ GBAD capability. 

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Program Executive Officer Land Systems