The Resurrection Project

In a hard-nosed move that screams both practicality and foresight, the US Army has recently rolled up its sleeves to give a new lease on life to nearly 1,900 Stinger missiles.

These old warhorses, once gathering dust in the arsenal’s back corners, are now back in the game, beefed up to stare down the barrel of today’s threats.

We’re talking a real phoenix-from-the-ashes story here, and it’s saving Uncle Sam a pretty penny to boot.

The Spark of Necessity

This whole shebang kicked off at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) back in 2017 with the Stinger Service Life Extension Program.

But when Russia decided to launch an invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the stakes got higher.

Suddenly, sprucing up these relics wasn’t just smart – it was urgent.

“…a threat that Stinger was not originally designed for decades ago,” the service said in a statement.

It’s like digging out an old leather jacket, finding it still fits, and it’s back in style.