Oshkosh Defense Awarded $942.9 Million Contract For Stryker Armaments

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

Oshkosh Defense won a $942.9 million contract to integrate 30mm medium caliber weapons systems onto U.S. Army Stryker vehicles, the company said on Friday.

The upgrade to the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle will provide “precision lethality capability to the Army’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team,” the company said Friday in a press release.

The contract calls for integration of the weapons system with three combat teams, as well as technical and logistical support.

The first delivery order, valued at about $130 million, includes 91 vehicles.

The Army could obtain up to six Stryker Brigades with the weapons system version, making the potential contract value about $942 million over six years, according to Oshkosh.

The weapon system, devised by Oshkosh Defense, Pratt & Miller Engineering and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, consists of a 30mm gun and a SAMSON turret, each currently in use by numerous NATO countries.

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The system is mounted on a 16-ton, eight-wheeled armored vehicle, nearly 23 feet long and capable of carrying nine soldiers, grenade launchers and other armaments.

The vehicle is designed for quick deployment, and is meant to fill a gap between lightly-armored Humvees and sturdier but hard-to-deploy M2 Bradley tanks.

The army’s choice came after tests and evaluations conducted at the Aberdeen Test Center, Md. General Dynamics Land Systems, Kollsman Inc., Leonardo DRS, Raytheon and Pratt & Miller Engineering, EOS Defense Systems USA, Inc. and Oshkosh Defense were awarded study contracts in 2020.

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