Enables the Army to immediately respond to urgent operational requirements anywhere in the world using rapidly deployable, agile, and strategically responsive combat support vehicles.
As the primary combat and combat support platform of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the Stryker Family of Vehicles (FoV) fulfills an immediate requirement for a strategically deployable (C-130) brigade capable of rapid movement anywhere on the globe in a combat-ready configuration. The Stryker FOV is built on a common chassis, each with a different Mission Equipment Package. There are 10 variants: the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV), the Mobile Gun System (MGS), the Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV), the Mortar Carrier (MC), the Commanders Vehicle (CV), the Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), the Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV), the Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), the Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM), and the Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). Additionally, there are Double V-Hull (DVH) variants for the following: ICV, CV, MEV, MC, ATGM, FSV and ESV.
Combat-proven in Iraq and Afghanistan, Stryker vehicles have logged more than 40 million combat miles with operational readiness rates greater than 96 percent. Stryker completed 15 rotations in theater with all 10 variants in their inventory, including DVH vehicles.
DVH enhancements include a new hull configuration, increased protection, upgraded suspension and braking system, wider tires, blast-attenuating seats, and a height management system (HMS) designed to increase ground clearance and improve both survivability and mobility. Additionally, the Stryker fleet is currently being upgraded with Capability Set 14 (CS 14) network enhancements. These capabilities include the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) and Blue Force Tracker II (BFT II).
The Stryker Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) program is currently in development to address size, weight, and power-cooling (SWaP-C) shortcomings of the vehicle to allow it to better accept the future network. The ECP program will deliver increased engine horsepower, increased alternator output, a suspension upgrade, and an intra-vehicle network.
Stryker production includes the 3rd Brigade of DVH Exchange vehicles, produced by way of re-used Flat Bottom (FB) components on a new DVH hull.