Oshkosh Defense, was awarded a $942,900,000 contract for procurement of the production, integration, engineering and logistical support, and fielding of Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) vehicles, a Pentagon announcement said Thursday.
Oshkosh Defense will build its new Medium Caliber Weapon System, a 30mm, unmanned turreted auto-cannon, for the Stryker combat vehicle. The first delivery order covers 91 vehicles valued at roughly $130 million. The Army could build up to six Stryker Brigades with the MCWS version so the potential contract value is roughly $942 million over six years, the U.S. Army announced.
The first unit to receive the MCWS Strykers will be the I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State. Fielding will be complete by December 2023 with that unit, Col. Bill Venable, the program manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team within the Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems, told reporters June 3.
Oshkosh scored over two other teams that competed in the MCWS vehicle procurement believed to be General Dynamics Land Systems, Kongsberg Defense team and a Leonardo DRS, Moog team.