The National Military Strategy requires an Army that is rapidly deployable and strategically responsive across the full spectrum of operations. The Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) encompasses capabilities and characteristics that are needed but were not available until the first SBCT was declared operationally capable. As the primary combat and combat support platform of the SBCT, the Stryker Family of Vehicles fulfills an immediate requirement for a strategically deployable (C-130/C-17/C-5) brigade capable of rapid movement worldwide in a combat-
The Stryker Family of Vehicles is built on a common chassis, each with a different Mission Equipment Package. There are 17 variants: 10 flat-bottom variants that include the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV), Mobile Gun System (MGS), Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV), Mortar Carrier (MC), Commander’s Vehicle (CV), Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV), Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Vehicle and Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV); and seven Double-V-Hull (DVH) variants for the following: ICV, CV, MEV, MC, ATGM, FSV and ESV.
The Stryker program leverages nondevelopmental items with common subsystems and components to allow rapid acquisition and fielding. Stryker integrates government-furnished materiel subsystems as required and stresses performance and commonality to reduce the logistics footprint and minimize costs. The 30 mm cannon was integrated on the Stryker platform to meet emerging operational requirements and to improve survivability. With the integration of Engineering Change Proposal 1 beginning 3QFY16 providing greater horsepower and electrical output, along with a more robust suspension and in-vehicle network, the Stryker will be an even more capable platform.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
Stryker vehicles provide the warfighter with a reliable, combat-tested platform that includes significant survivability and capability enhancements since the original fielding in 2002.