U.S. State Department approves 27 M1126 Stryker IFV for Argentina

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a U.S. Army contract potentially worth nearly $1 billion integrate 30mm medium caliber weapons systems onto Stryker infantry carrier vehicles. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army

The State Department has approved Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Argentina of twenty-seven M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $100 million. 

The Government of Argentina has requested to buy twenty-seven M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and twenty-seven M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns.  Also included are AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancers; AN/VIC-3 Vehicle Intercom Systems; AN/VRC-91E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS); Basic Issue Items (BIi); Components of End Items (COEI); Additional Authorized List (AAL); Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE); M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) De-processing Service.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that is a strategic partner in South America.

The prime contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems, Anniston, AL. 

The proposed sale will improve Argentina’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing operational capabilities and force availability.  Argentina will use the Stryker vehicles to conduct stability operations in support of disaster relief and international peacekeeping obligations.  Argentina will have no difficulty absorbing these vehicles into its armed forces.

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