Stryker A1  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2017
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Dynamics Land Systems
Parent System: Stryker
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 4,845
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.

The US Army Stryker A1 is an upgrade package applied to flat bottom Stryker armored vehicles providing combat-proven double-V hull (DVH) configuration which translates into enhanced survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Besides, the Stryker A1 upgrade provides a more powerful 450-hp diesel engine, a 60,000 pounds (30-ton) suspension, 910-Amp alternator and in-vehicle network. The first production contract for 450 DVH Stryker vehicles was awarded to General Dynamics in 2010. In 2011 the US Army ordered an additional 232 DVH Stryker vehicles to be delivered in seven configurations. The 682 DVH Stryker armored vehicles were intended to equip two Stryker brigades. The Stryker A1 modernization program is being carried out by General Dynamics Land systems since 2016 with approximately 331 upgraded vehicles ordered in October 2016 (215) and June 2018 (116). In October 2018 the US Army ordered the upgrade of 173 additional vehicles. The upgrade kit is being applied primarily to Stryker Infantry Carrier Variants (ICVs).

Stryker A1 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Troops: 9
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Height: 2.64 meter (104 inch)
Length: 6.98 meter (275 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Width: 2.72 meter (107 inch)
Max Range: 483 kilometer (300 mile)
Power: 450 hp (336 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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Stryker A1 News

There are 5 news between
7 Oct 2016 and 8 Oct 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018US Army to Upgrade 173 Additional Strykers to A1 Standard
Friday, October 5, 2018US Army Orders Additional Double V-Hull Stryker Armored Vehicles
Tuesday, June 26, 2018US Army to Upgrade 116 Stryker Armored Vehicles to A1 Configuration
Thursday, June 21, 2018US Army Orders Additional Double V-Hull Stryker Armored Vehicles
Friday, October 7, 2016US Army Orders Upgade of 215 Stryker Armored Vehicles to Double-V Hull Configuration

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