STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 2, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: GDLS
On Thursday last week, 26th June 2018, an announcement came out from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) for a newly received contract modification at the amount of $258 million for upgrading of 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles of the U.S. Army to the Stryker A1 configuration, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The Stryker A1 upgrade includes the installation of Double-V Hull (DVH), improving the vehicle’s survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. The Stryker A1 also features a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle network. Its characteristics make the Stryker A1 Infantry Carrier Vehicle one of the most versatile, most mobile and safest personnel carriers in the entire Army inventory. The vehicle digital backbone features smart displays for driver’s and commander’s stations and upgraded Ethernet. It establishes infrastructure for future Army network systems.
The upgrade works will be carried out in Lima (Ohio), Anniston (Alabama), Tallahassee (Florida), and Sterling Heights (Michigan) and are expected to be completed in March 2020.
General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in the field of tracked and wheeled military vehicles. Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The range of services provided by the company include engineering, innovative design, technology, production and full life-cycle sustenance for land combat vehicles worldwide.