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The US Army wants a new surface-to-air missile (SAM) that can help its defence against drones, mortars, other missiles as well as serve as a residual cruise missile defence. The military has called for the development of this missile system in the budget request for 2019.

Called Expanded Mission Area Missile (EMAM), this system, if built, will be the second missile that will qualify for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 (IFPC Inc. 2) programme, reported Defense News (DN). The first missile developed by IFPC Inc. 2 was the AIM-9X Sidewinder missile.

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