General Dynamics awarded contract for 33 variants of Stryker deployment kits

General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, worth around $10 million, for 33 variants of Stryker deployment kits.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located in Warren, Michigan. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.

The contract work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2019.

Stryker 

IAV (Interim Armored Vehicle) Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle and based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha III 8×8.

Stryker vehicles are produced by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada for the United States Army. It has 4-wheel drive (8×4) and can be switched to all-wheel drive (8×8).

The vehicle is named for two American servicemen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor: Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker, who died in World War II, and Specialist Four Robert F. Stryker, who died in the Vietnam War.

The Stryker chassis’ modular design supports a wide range of variants. The main chassis is the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV). All the variants have a common engine, transmission, hydraulics, wheels, tires, differentials and transfer case.

With the exception of some specialized variants, the primary armament of the Stryker is a Protector M151 Remote Weapon Station with .50-cal M2 machine gun, 7.62 mm M240 machine gun, or Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.



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