GD awarded $55M to reset Strykers


General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) to reset 330 Stryker infantry combat vehicles. The contract has a maximum potential value of $55.2 million.

Through this contract, General Dynamics will service, repair and modify Stryker vehicles that are returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, restoring them to a pre-combat, like-new condition in advance of reissuing the vehicles prior to their next deployment, GD says in a statement.

To date, General Dynamics has delivered 2852 new vehicles for seven separate Stryker brigades to the Army.

With more than six million miles accumulated through two completed Operation Iraqi Freedom rotations since October 2003, the Stryker vehicle has demonstrated a combined fleet operational-readiness rate of 96%.

The Stryker is an eight-wheeled vehicle, which is lighter, smaller and more readily deployable than other Army combat vehicles and can travel at speeds up to 62 mph on roads with a range of 312 miles.

There are 10 configurations of the Stryker: Infantry Carrier Vehicle; Anti-tank Guided Missile; Mobile Gun System; Mortar Carrier; Command Vehicle; Reconnaissance Vehicle; Engineer Squad Vehicle; Medical Evacuation Vehicle; Fire Support Vehicle; and Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Reconnaissance.

The variants have 85% parts commonality, which simplifies logistics. Strykers operate with the latest electronic equipment and an integrated armor package to protect soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket propelled grenades and a variety of infantry weapons.