Oshkosh Defense has won a contract to equip the US Army’s Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1) with its 30mm medium calibre weapons systems (MCWS).

The $942.9m contract has been awarded by US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA).

The MCWS solution is the result of Oshkosh’s partnership with Pratt & Miller Engineering and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The 30mm gun is based on Rafael’s SAMSON family of turrets. It will be integrated into army’s three Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) under the contract, which also includes the provision of technical and logistical support.

The Production Representative Sample Systems were trialled and assessed against rigorous vehicle and turret performance requirements by the US Army at Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland, US.

This system upgrade will provide SBCT with ‘precision lethality capability’ and help the Stryker ICVVA1 to maintain its mobility and survivability.

Oshkosh Defense US Army and US Marine Corps programmes vice-president and general manager Pat Williams said: “The Oshkosh team brought together best-in-class capabilities for weapon system design, manufacturing, and integration to provide a highly capable solution that meets the Stryker MCWS programme requirements today and offers the flexibility to upgrade tomorrow.

“Our experienced team looks forward to supporting the Stryker programme office to quickly field this capability to the warfighter.”

Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles built for the US Army by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada and the General Dynamics Land Systems Division, US.