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Stryker family of vehicles

Definition/Scope: ( Stryker comprises two variants ? the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS). The ICV has eight additional configurations: Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV), Mortar Carrier (MC), Commanders Vehicle (CV), Fire Support Vehicle, (FSV), Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV), Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), Anti-tank Guided Missile Vehicle (ATGM), and NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). Eight configurations are in production now, the first systems having been delivered in Feb 2002. The MGS and NBCRV are in development and will be delivered beginning in 2005. Performance highlights include C-130 transportability; internetted C4ISR capability; integral all-around 14.5mm armor protection and 152mm artillery airburst protection (upgradeable to Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) protection with add-on armor); self-deployment and self-recovery capability; reduced vehicle acoustic signature; ability to carry a nine-man infantry or engineer squad; and bunker and wall breaching capability. These highlights provide a force that will move rapidly as a cohesive combined arms combat team, a capability not currently in the Army inventory. OLD VERSION A 8x8 wheeled lightly armored family of vehicles which can be employed in combat, combat support, and combat service support roles.

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US Army Stryker



Broader Terms:

armored vehicle
Full Spectrum Active Protection
multi-role vehicles
Quick Kill Active Protection System
Stryker Brigade Combat Team
Trophy Active Defense System

Narrower Terms:

infantry carrier vehicle
Integrated Army Active Protection System
interim armored vehicles
M113 armored medical evacuation vehicles
Stryker nuclear biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle
US Army Stryker

Related Terms:

Irregular Warfare
Mowag Piranha
Stryker Brigade Combat Team
Trophy Active Defense System

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