Army orders 103 Stryker armored combat vehicles in $176.2 million contract

WARREN, Mich. 21 Feb. 2010. The GM General Dynamics Land Systems Defense Group LLC in Sterling Heights, Mich., will provide the U.S. Army with 103 Stryker armored combat vehicles under terms of a $176.2 million contract announced Friday.

Feb 21st, 2010

Posted by John Keller

WARREN, Mich. 21 Feb. 2010. The GM General Dynamics Land Systems Defense Group LLC in Sterling Heights, Mich., will provide the U.S. Army with 103 Stryker armored combat vehicles under terms of a $176.2 million contract announced Friday.

Stryker on-board computers and other vetronics help the tactical vehicle crew can track friendly vehicles and enemies. A day-night thermal imaging camera enables the vehicle commander to see what the driver sees.

The diesel-powered Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled all-wheel-drive military vehicles based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle.
The primary armament of the Stryker armored vehicle is M2 .50 caliber machine gun or MK19 40-millimeter grenade launcher mounted in a remote weapon station.

The armored vehicle comes in comes in several variants with a common engine, transmission, hydraulics, wheels, and tires. Its diesel engine is common with Army medium-lift trucks to ease logistics and crew training.

Variants of the Stryker combat vehicle include M1126 infantry carrier vehicle that can carry nine soldiers, with machine gun or grenade launcher; M1127 reconnaissance vehicle; M1128 mobile gun system; M1129 mortar carrier; M1130 command vehicle M1131 fire support vehicle; M1132 engineer support vehicle M1133 medical evacuation vehicle; M1134 anti-tank guided missile vehicle; M1135 nuclear, biological, chemical, reconnaissance vehicle; and Mxxxx self-propelled howitzer.

Work on the contract will be in Sterling Heights, Mich., and London, Ontario, and will be finished in mid-2012. Awarding the contract were officials of the Army Tank Automotive & Armament Command in Warren, Mich.

For more information contact General Dynamics Land Systems online at www.gdls.com.

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