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, with some variants having different Mission Equipment Packages. There are 18 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); seven Double-V-Hull (DVH) variants for the following; ICV, CV, MEV, MC, ATGM, FSV and ESV, and an additional configuration of a modified ICV platform integrating a 30 mm cannon.
The Stryker program leverages non-developmental 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. After combat use, the DVH was developed to increase survivability. The 30 mm cannon was integrated on the Stryker platform to meet emerging operational requirements and to improve lethality survivability. With the integration of the DVH A1 Engineering Change Proposal (DVHA1 ECP) beginning in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016, 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 SOLDIER
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, are armed with Remote Weapon Station supporting M2 .50 Caliber machine gun or a MK19 grenade launcher
- Also integrated is a 30 mm cannon (30 x 173 mm) in an unmanned turret
- Top speed: 60 mph
- Range: 330 miles
- Either 4×8 or 8×8 capability with run-flat tires, central tire inflation system and vehicle height management system
3QFY16: Army begins Production of DVHA1 ECP Strykers for 4th DVH Brigade
4QFY16: Army begins Production of 83 modified Strykers with 30 mm cannon
2QFY17: Begin Fielding of 3rd DVH SBCT; Army decision approving lethality upgrades for Stryker fleet (Modified Improved Target Acquisition System/ATGM, Common Remotely Operated Weapons System Javelin (CROWS-J)
3QFY17: Army completes Fielding of 3rd DVH SBCT; Army begins fielding of 2nd National Guard SBCT (81st Washington Army National Guard)
1QFY18: First delivery of Stryker DVHA1 ECP
2QFY18: Army decision to replace remaining flat bottom Stryker SBCTs with DVHA1 ECPs
- Army begins Fielding Stryker ICVs modified with 30 mm cannon
- Army completes Production of 83 modified Strykers with 30 mm cannon
4QFY18: Army begins CROWS-J retrofits
1QFY19: Army completes Fielding of modified Stryker ICVs with 30 mm cannon
2QFY19: Army decision on Stryker fleet lethality
4QFY20: Schedule Fielding of 4th DVH SBCT (DVHA1 ECP)
2QFY21: Army decision on path forward for first three DVH SBCTs
4QFY23: Scheduled Fielding completed for three of the five DVHA1 SBCTs