The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, with equipment and support, to Thailand for an estimated cost of $175 million under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) route.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the sale on July 26.
The Government of Thailand has requested to buy sixty (60) Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV); and sixty (60) M2 Flex .50 cal machine guns. Also included are spare parts, Basic Issue Items (BII), Components of End Items (COEI), Additional Authorized List (AAL) (specific items for operations and maintenance), Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE), technical manuals, OCONUS Deprocessing Service, M6 smoke grenade launchers (4 per vehicle) and associated spares, AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE), AN/VIC-3 vehicle intercommunications system, contractor provided training and Field Service Representatives (FSR), and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The Stryker vehicles will increase Thailand’s capability to defend its sovereign territory against traditional and non-traditional threats by filling the capability void between light infantry soldiers and heavy mechanized units.
The principal contractor for the Stryker vehicle is General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, MI.