The US Army last week took delivery of the first prototype Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle, outfitted with a 30mm cannon.
The upgraded Stryker vehicle will be known as the Dragoon, the name of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. The prototype also features a new fully-integrated commander's station, upgraded driveline componentry and hull modifications, according to a press release from Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems, according to the US Army’s October 28 press release.
The upgraded Strykers will integrate a Kongsberg MCT-30mm Weapon System with a remotely-operated, unmanned turret; a new, fully-integrated commander's station; and upgraded driveline component and hull modifications, according to information from Program Executive Office-Ground Combat Systems.
The Urgent Operational Needs statement submitted in March 2015 resulted in a directed Stryker lethality requirement, one that included an accelerated acquisition effort to integrate the 30mm canon on the vehicles, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.
Fielding to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe will begin in May 2018, which represents "a near-record time from concept to delivery," according to Allyn.
According to PEO GCS, the Army has provided programmatic direction to initiate the first two elements of the Stryker Fleet Lethality strategy: providing an under-armor Javelin capability for the Stryker and improving the capabilities of the Stryker Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle to better locate and engage targets via networked fires.
General Dynamics has won a $508 million contract to upgrade US Armys 215 Stryker flat bottom vehicles to double-V engineering change proposal one configuration. The IAV Stryker is a family of 8x8 chassis armoured fighting vehicles derived from the wheeled armoured vehicle Canadian LAV III, which in turn was based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha III 8x8, and produced by General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics has been awarded the US Army contract worth $329 million for the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) 30mm lethality upgrade. “General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $329,051,633 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-16-C-0038 for production, logistics product development, and test support for the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) 30mm lethality upgrade,” the US Department of Defense announced Friday
General Dynamics has been awarded a $75 million contract to design a 30mm cannon for the US Army Stryker infantry carrier vehicles. The contract awarded is for development of eight prototypes, the US Department of Defense announced Friday
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General Dynamics has been awarded a $68 million worth contract to upgrade flat-bottomed Stryker combat vehicles to the "Double V-Hull" configuration for the US Army, the Department of defense announced Wednesday. “General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $68,598,360 modification (0002) to contract W56HZV-17-D-B020 for the upgrade of Stryker flat bottom vehicles to the double V-hull configuration,” the statement says
The US Army will field a more lethal version of Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle to Europe in 2018. The US Army had issued an urgent requirement for more firepower for its Germany based 2nd cavalry regiment three years ago
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