US Military Orders 352 More Strykers

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M1129 Stryker MC(click to view full) The 8×8 wheeled Stryker armored vehicle is the backbone of the US Army’s 7 medium armored brigades, with an 8th on the way. The base vehicle is also known as the LAV-III (Canada) and Piranha-III (GD MOWAG Switzerland), but American Stryker family APCs are outfitted with a set of communications and electronics equipment that makes them a unique variant. Stryker program’s production contracts began in 2000; to date, General Dynamics Land Systems in Canada and the USA have delivered 2,988 vehicles to the US military. Now, a $647 million order will add another 352 Strykers to the Army. Consultation with General Dynamics Land systems has yielded the full breakdown of this Stryker order among all variants… Strykers: From The Program to the Field M1126 Stryker ICV inMosul traffic jam(click to view full) Strykers in the field have received mixed reviews. They cannot easily be carried in C-130 Hercules aircraft, per the program’s original objective, but mobility into theater has been adequate. Once there, their fast travel on roads and advanced communications has often worked well in Iraq, though heavier IED land mines began to take their toll later in the war. Stryker-like vehicles have […]

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