The basic package on every vehicle is the basic steel hull, which protects against 7.62 mm bullets, and then a ceramic applique, which is added on give protection against 14.5mm machine guns. And it’s the first vehicle that has a built-in and integrated vehicle network that will make us fully compatible with the Army’s future Integrated Tactical Network.”, Asked about the status of the ongoing fielding of the initial DVHA1 vehicles to 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, he continued, “I have to say that the [office of the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology] chain of command, our industry partners, General Dynamics Land Systems, and others, as well as our team, did an incredible job starting off that fielding with 2-4 Infantry at Fort Carson, right on time. Yet, the Army disputes claims that Stryker—the centerpiece of its new Brigade Combat Teams—is not transportable via C-130. Add-on armor for the Stryker adds approximately 7,000 lbs to the vehicle weight and approximately 12-14 inches to each side. Army Developing Simulated Shape-Changing Wounds, New Army Applications Lab to Serve as 'Concierge' for Startups, BREAKING: Army to Release Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle RFP, Help the NDIA Washington DC Chapter Support the USO-Metro and the Troops, Website design and development by The LAV III is considered an "interim armored vehicle" because it is not the final vehicle that will equip the transformation "objective force" of the future. It lacks the RWS which means that the commander has to unbutton in order to fire. So the software and the hardware can be applied to anything. They have a maximum speed of 60 miles per hour and a range of 300 miles on a tank of fuel. However, the program represents just one element of a broader set of enhanced lethality capabilities. The Army's first Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted its operational evaluation exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana. The Army was concerned about the Rocket Propelled Grenade threat, the enemy's weapon of choice. It doesn’t matter.”. The contract provides the Interim Brigade Combat Team with two vehicle variants that are deployable anywhere in the world in combat-ready configurations. Subsequent industry responses and early programmatic milestones led to the May 2019 award of multiple design integration study contracts for the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System lethality program, with the Army currently authorized to procure the upgrade for three of its combat teams. Combat Mission Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. In July 2011, 450 Double V-Hull (DVH) variants of the Stryker vehicle were ordered; the total was increased to 742 a few months later and then to 760 in 2012. While this does not appear to limit maneuver, it could cause temporary loss of momentum. There are 7 variants included in the game. Following a month-long training event at Fort Irwin, CA, that ended in mid-April, the brigade transported 1,500 vehicles—including 293 Stryker vehicles—by air, land and sea to ports close to Fort Polk. The Strykers can fill in various roles that the eastern block vehicles do. The Army is betting much of its future on the success of this 19-ton wheeled combat vehicle wrapped in a steel-grilled hoop skirt. Reducing its weight is a modification the Stryker underwent before the vehicles arrive in May at 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, both located at Fort Lewis, Wash. And CROWS-J has reentered developmental testing for a follow-on operational test, probably sometime early next year. (See story on page 30). Based on combat experiences and other lessons learned, the hull was modified to a “Double-V Hull” configuration with the second generation DVH Strykers beginning to enter Army inventories around 2009. DOT&E's independent evaluation is ongoing. The majority of the work on the project is done in the United States and Canada. M1134 Stryker ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile): Can engage armored targets. While the chem-bio platforms are the only Stryker-based systems currently fielded outside of the combat teams, Venable acknowledged that one future vision could expand the platform in non-Stryker units. “Stryker is going to be a key combat force in the U.S. Army for quite some time to come,” Venable summarized. “It’s a good time to be in the Stryker business. GM GDLS in a joint venture between General Motors, Electro-Motive Division, and General Dynamics Land Systems Division and is based in Sterling Heights, Mich. The 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, (SBCT 2) is deployed their equipment and personnel to Fort Knox, KY, to participate in the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) from June–September 2003. The first interim brigade combat team contains three substitute vehicles, because the mobile gun system and support systems for the nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle, and the fire support vehicle, would not be ready by May 2003.