Oshkosh Defense Awarded $99 Million To Fit-out 83 Stryker Vehicles With 30mm Cannons

U.S. Army's Stryker IFV fitted with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS).

The U.S. Army has ordered 83 more Stryker combat vehicles equipped with 30mm cannons from Oshkosh Defense worth $99 million to outfit another brigade combat team.

Oshkosh and its partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems beat out a Leonardo DRS-Moog team as well as a General Dynamics Land Systems-Kongsberg team.

When Oshkosh won the competition, the Army placed its first order covering 91 vehicles valued at roughly $130 million.

On June 4, 2021, the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation , a $942.9M contract to integrate a 30MM Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) onto the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1). This upgrade will provide precision lethality capability to the Army’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT).

The first unit to receive the MCWS Strykers will be the I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Fielding will be complete by December 2023 with that unit, Col. Bill Venable, the program manager for the Stryker brigade combat team within Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems, told reporters June 3.

The Army decided to outfit three out of six of its brigades equipped with Strykers with 30mm guns following an Army Requirements Oversight Council review evaluating the performance of the 30mm Stryker Dragoon operated in Europe by the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

“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 program requirements today and offers the flexibility to upgrade tomorrow.Our experienced team looks forward to supporting the Stryker program office to quickly field this capability to the Warfighter.”

Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense.

Oshkosh Defense teamed with Pratt Miller and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to deliver an MCWS that provides increased lethality, accuracy, and range while maintaining the mobility and survivability of the Stryker ICVVA1. Oshkosh will integrate onto the ICVVA1 chassis a 30mm weapon system based on Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ proven SAMSON family of turrets. The contract calls for the integration of the Oshkosh MCWS onto three Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) as well as a full spectrum of system technical support, interim contractor logistics support, and integrated product support.

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