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-
ready configuration.

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.


Stryker vehicles provide the warfighter with a reliable, combat-tested platform that includes significant survivability and capability enhancements since the original fielding in 2002.


  • Built on a common chassis, with the exception of MGS and NBCRV, to reduce logistical footprint
  • Certain variants, excluding the MEV, ATGM, FSV, RV, MC and MGS, armed with Remote Weapon Station supporting M2 .50 Caliber machine gun or MK19 grenade launcher
  • Top speed: 60 mph
  • Range: 330 miles
  • Either 4x8 or 8x8 capability with run-flat tires, central tire inflation system and vehicle height management system

Program Status

  • 3QFY13: Army approves Prototype Build and Test for Engineering Change Proposal 1; Army approves procurement of Stryker DVH for 3rd DVH Brigade; Completion of Stryker fielding for SBCT 9
  • 1QFY14: Army directs fielding of DVH Strykers to SBCT, displacing flat-bottom Strykers
  • 2QFY14: Army begins first DVH Brigade fielding (1/4 SBCT, Fort Carson, CO)
  • 4QFY14: Army approves procurement of Stryker DVH for 4th DVH Brigade
  • 3QFY15: Army receives Operational Needs Statement for increased lethality and authorizes execution
  • 4QFY15: Completion of 2nd DVH Brigade fielding (3CR, Fort Hood, TX)

Projected Activities

  • 3QFY16: Army begins production of DVH Strykers for 4th DVH Brigade incorporating ECP1 technologies; Army completes fielding of 3rd DVH Brigade

Foreign Military Sales



  • General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, MI)