Up to $326.5M for 62 M1128 Stryker MGS VehiclesAug 24, 2008 17:25 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System faced issues since deployment in combat situations began in 2007. The Stryker MGS’ most prominent feature is a 105mm auto-fed gun mounted on its wheeled LAV-III/ Piranha-III APC chassis. M1128s have anti-tank capabilities, but they are more properly termed assault guns, and are generally intended to provide direct fire support for infantry. They have about 70% commonality with other Stryker family APCs.
Despite the controversies surrounding field performance, the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command recently awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a contract for 62 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) vehicles, involving initial funding of $145 million and a total potential contract value of $326.5 million. Work will be performed in Anniston, AL; Sterling Heights, MI; Lima, OH; Scranton, PA; Tallahassee, FL, and London, Ontario, Canada, and is expected to be complete by February 2010. GDLS release.