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Dragoon Stryker  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2017
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Dynamics Land Systems
Parent System: Stryker
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 4,701
Total Cost: USD$17 billion
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Description: The Stryker vehicle is the result of lessons learned by the US Army during the Gulf War in 1991. Current light divisions are deployable but they can not stand up armored forces. On the other hand, current heavy divisions equipped with Abrams and Bradley tanks can defeat any armored forces but they need months to be deployed (the US Army requested 6 months to build up the heavy forces that defeated Saddam Hussein). The Stryker meets both requirements deployability/mobility, and lethality/survivability. The US Army original plans were to procure up to 2,131 Stryker vehicles to equip six Interim Brigades Combat Teams (IBCT) through 2008. The estimated cost of the Stryker, originally named Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV), program was $4 billion. Each Interim Brigade will feature more than 300 Stryker vehicles and the first one (3rd brigade, 2nd infantry division) will achieve operational capability in 2003. Finally the US Army procured more than 4,000 Stryker vehicles.

The Stryker armored vehicle weighs no more than 38,000 pounds, can be airlifted by a single C-130 aircraft, and has enough armor to stop small arms fire. There are 10 variants of the Stryker vehicle: Infantry Carrier Vehicle, Mobile Gun System, Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Engineer Squad Vehicle, Mortar Carrier Vehicle, Commander's Vehicle, Medical Evacuation Vehicle, and the NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle. Each vehicle provides all around 14.5mm integral protection, RPG-protection through add-on armor, overhead 152mm HE airburst and NBC protection, as well as individual crew respirators and reduced thermal and acoustic signatures.

Beginning in 2016, the US Army's Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) were being fitted with the MCT-30 weapon station sporting a 30mm automatic cannon instead of the 12.7mm cannon. The new variant is called Dragoon Stryker. The US Army European Command (EUCOM) units were first equipped with the new Dragoon Stryker in December 2017. The new variant is intended to fight against Russian-made BMP armored vehicles which typically are fitted with 30mm or 100mm cannons.

Dragoon Stryker Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 9
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Height: 2.64 meter (104 inch)
Length: 6.98 meter (275 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Width: 2.72 meter (107 inch)
Max Range: 483 kilometer (300 mile)
Power: 350 hp (261 kW)
Cross Country Speed: 72 kph (20.0 mps)
Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph)
Combat Weight: 17,237 kilogram (38,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Dragoon Stryker News

There are 4 news between
21 Dec 2015 and 16 Dec 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017US Army in Europe Deploys Dragoon Stryker Outfitted with 30mm Cannon
Friday, October 28, 2016US Army Upgrades Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle with 30mm Cannon
Friday, January 29, 2016Kongsberg Signs Protector 30mm Contract with General Dynamics Land Systems
Monday, December 21, 2015General Dynamics Selects MCRWS 30mm Weapon Station for US Army Stryker Vehicle

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