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Materials To Be Purchased For Stryker Double-V Hull Production

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General Dynamics Land Systems
: 10 August, 2010  (Application Story)
General Dynamics Land Systems has received an order to purchase materials in preparation for the production of V-Shaped hulls for providing increased blast protection for the Army’s Stryker armoured combat vehicles
The US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $9.8 million to purchase materials to support production of double-V-shaped hulls for Stryker armoured combat vehicles.

Preliminary testing of the new hull has proven that the design increases the level of protection and survivability provided to soldiers. The increased blast protection provided by the double-V-shaped hull will make it one of the most versatile, mobile and survivable vehicles on the battlefield.

Deliveries will begin in January to allow vehicles to be available for use by the Stryker brigade that will rotate into Afghanistan in 2011; deliveries will be completed by February 2012.

The Stryker family of vehicles stresses performance and commonality that reduces the logistics footprint and minimize costs. The 21-ton Stryker can reach speeds in excess of 60 mph with a range exceeding 300 miles on 53 gallons of fuel.

The Stryker is an eight-wheeled combat vehicle that is lighter, smaller and more readily deployable than other Army combat vehicles. Strykers are designed in 10 different configurations: Infantry Carrier Vehicle, Anti-tank Guided Missile, Mortar Carrier, Command Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Engineer Squad Vehicle, Medical Evacuation Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, NBC Recon and Mobile Gun System. The vehicles are C-130 transportable, with 14.5-mm basic Armour protection.
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