The Stryker, is a combat effective and survivable platform for its intended purpose as a, fast, survivable, highly mobile medium-weight vehicle. The Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) fills a critical role in terms of deployability, mobility, protection, speed and lethality that bridges the gap between the capabilities of Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) formations. As the primary combat and combat support platform of the SBCT, the Stryker Family of Vehicles fulfill an immediate requirement for a strategically deployable (C-130/C-17/C-5) brigade capable of rapid movement worldwide in a combat-ready configuration.
The Stryker Family of Vehicles is built on a common chassis, each with a different Mission Equipment Package. There are 18 variants: 11 flat-bottom variants that include the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV), Infantry Carrier Vehicle Dragoon (ICVD) 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 30 mm cannon was integrated on the Stryker ICV platform to meet emerging operational requirements and to improve lethality. The upgraded Stryker vehicle will be known as the, Dragoon, the name of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. With the further integration of Engineering Change Proposal 1 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.
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.
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.