General Dynamics to Revamp US Stryker Vehicles

22 July 2009 (Last Updated July 22nd, 2009 18:30)

The US Army Tank Automotive Command has contracted General Dynamics Land Systems to reset 330 Stryker infantry combat vehicles in an estimated $55.2m deal. General Dynamics will service, repair and modify all Stryker vehicles returning from Iraq. The contract is to restore the vehicles

The US Army Tank Automotive Command has contracted General Dynamics Land Systems to reset 330 Stryker infantry combat vehicles in an estimated $55.2m deal.

General Dynamics will service, repair and modify all Stryker vehicles returning from Iraq. The contract is to restore the vehicles to a pre-combat condition prior to their next deployment.

The Stryker is an eight-wheeled mobile vehicle that can travel at speeds up to 62mph on roads with a range of 312 miles. There are ten configurations of the Stryker used in various combat and support operations.

The Stryker integrates electronic equipment and an armour package to protect soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket propelled grenades and other infantry weapons.

So far, General Dynamics has delivered 2,852 new vehicles for seven Stryker brigades to the army.