M1128 Stryker MGS
- Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
- Mobile Gun System
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The Stryker Mobile Gun System model entered US Army qualification testing
recently at Aberdeen Test Center, Maryland.
Qualification testing is a prerequisite to entering low rate initial production
expected later this year.
To Date, General Dynamics has delivered 8 pre-production Stryker MGS to the US
Army. These vehicles are part of the $4 billion contract awarded in November
2000 to General Dynamics and GM Defense to produce 2,131 Stryker lightweight
The Stryker vehicles will operate in open, close and urban terrain. Stryker will
be C-130 transportable, networked C4ISR capability, integral 14.5mm armor
protection and 152mm artillery airburst protection, self-deployment and
self-recovery capability, reduced acoustic signature, ability to carry 9 man
infantry or engineer squad, and finally, bunker and wall breaching capability.
The US Army will have 6 Stryker Brigade Combat Teams by 2008. The Stryker is a
eight-wheel vehicle than can travel at speeds of 62 mph on highways, with a
range of 312 miles.
The Stryker MGS is armed with a 105mm tank cannon in a low-profile, fully
stabilized, "shoot on the move" turret. It carries 18 rounds of NATO standard
105mm main gun ammunition, 400 rounds of .50 caliber, and 3,400 rounds of 7.62mm
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