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US FY 2006 Stryker Orders Rise Past Budgetary Plans

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M1126 Stryker ICV(click to view full) General Dynamics announced that the U.S. Army has placed its FY 2006 order for 306 Stryker wheeled combat vehicles from General Dynamics Land Systems. The order is valued at $463.9 million, and is an extension of a November 2000 contract to provide more than 2,100 armored vehicles. Work will be performed in Anniston, AL; Lima, OH; and London, Ontario, Canada. Vehicle deliveries are slated for April 2007 through March 2008. An October 4, 2006 release from General Dynamics notes that an additional 3 delivery orders for a total of 109 Strykers are valued at $155 million, and increase the Army’s FY 2006 Stryker procurement to a total of 518 vehicles, significantly higher than the 340 noted in Pentagon budget documents – but note the role of wartime supplementals. Work is expected to be complete by October 2008. The status of the Stryker program is as follows: The M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) is the mainstay of this vehicle family, and DID has reported on its extremely (surprisingly, even) positive performance in Iraq. A number of other Stryker variants are already in service, and as DID noted, low-rate initial production of the new M1128 […]

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