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Marine Corps FY 2024 Budget Request Includes Funding for MADIS Procurement

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Marine Corps FY 2024 Budget Request Includes Funding for MADIS Procurement

The U.S. Marine Corps’ budget request for fiscal year 2024 includes over $130 million to procure 13 Marine Air Defense Integrated Systems Increment 1 units, which will be mounted on joint light tactical vehicles.

According to a budget justification document, the Marines also requested $32.5 million to purchase L-MADIS systems, the light version of MADIS designed to detect and defeat aerial targets, including drones and low-flying helicopters.

Investing in the MADIS family of systems is a priority under Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger’s Force Design 2030, which identified air defense as a focus area, C4ISRNET reported.

The Marines also seek funding for the MADIS Increment 1 Block 2 upgrade. During a 2022 industry day, the Marine Corps highlighted its goal to increase the lethality of MADIS to shoot down larger drones.

According to Barbara Hamby, a spokeswoman for Program Executive Office Land Systems, a request for proposals for the MADIS Block 2 effort is expected to be posted prior to the end of the current fiscal year.

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