NBCRV– Stryker Sensor Suites
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The Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) — Stryker Sensor Suites is the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance configuration of the Infantry Carrier Vehicle in the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, Heavy Brigade Combat Teams and Chemical Companies.

The NBCRV—Stryker Sensor Suite consists of a dedicated system of CBRN detection, warning and biological-sampling equipment on a Stryker vehicle (high-speed, high-mobility, armored carrier). The NBCRV detects chemical, radiological and biological contamination in its immediate environment through the Chemical Biological Mass Spectrometer, Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm, AN/VDR-2 Radiac Detector, AN/UDR-13 Radiac Detector and Joint Biological Point Detection Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector. It automatically integrates contamination information from detectors with input from onboard navigation and meteorological systems, and transmits digital Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warning messages through the vehicle’s command and control equipment to warn follow-on forces. The NBCRV can also collect samples for analysis.


The NBCRV—Stryker Sensor Suite supports the warfighter by performing NBC reconnaissance. It also locates, identifies, marks, samples and reports NBC contamination on the battlefield.


Stryker variant with multiple unique sensors


1QFY18: Full Operational Capability and Initiate Sensor Suite Enhancement Program


FY19: Chemical Surface Detector (CSD) Milestone B
FY23: CSD and NBRCV Sensor Suite Upgrade Milestone C


  • Prime Vehicle: General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, MI)
  • Sensor Software Integrator: CACI Technologies (Lorton, VA)