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CHAMBERSBURG – Letterkenny Army Depot is not resting on its laurels after two years under the command of Col. Deacon Maddox, according to Maj. Gen. Douglas Gabram.

Gabram, commander of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, passed the installation’s colors on Friday from Maddox to incoming commander Col. Stephen Ledbetter. About 200 people attended the ceremony outside the headquarters building.

“Letterkenny’s future, while challenging, is bright with multiple opportunities to expand this depot’s impact on the nation’s readiness,” Gabram said. “The Multi-Mission Launcher – a government designed, integrated and produced piece of equipment – confidence is high that it will be produced here with our great workforce leading the way.”

The Army has invested $119 million in MML prototypes. The truck-mounted air defense system is designed to knock-out threats – including drones, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars — from any direction. The 15-tube launcher is the first major program developed by the government industrial base in more than 30 years, according to the Army.

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