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Combat Vehicles will soon be Flying Drones

AeroVironment is working with General Dynamics Land Systems to tighten the integration of its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with GDLS’ combat vehicles. This integration will enable mounted forces to employ small drones and loitering weapons on demand and on the move.

General Dynamics Upgrades More Strykers to A1 Variants

General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded $258 million contract modification to upgrade 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration. The upgrade includes the installation of Double-V Hull, improving the vehicle's survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 provides a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle network. All vehicles will be delivered by March 31, 2020.

New Variants of the Stryker Undergoing Operational Testing in Germany

The U.S. Army conducted an operational test of two new Infantry and Recon Stryker variants in Europe. The Infantry Carrier Vehicle - Dragoon (ICVD) was equipped with an unmanned turret mounting a 30mm cannon, the other was equipped with the Common Remotely Operated Weapon System-Javelin (CROWS-J). Both were equipped with enhanced optics.

Combat Vehicle Modernization

The absence of new programs provided exhibitors an opportunity to highlight improvement to existing platforms. Among the combat vehicles displayed at AUSA were the M-109 Paladin Improved Mobility (PIM) and Bradley, both included in the US Army’s Enhanced Capability Programs (ECP).

US Army Evaluates the Israeli Namer, Swedish CV9035 AIFVs at Ft....

About 45 Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning's experimentation force, conducted platoon-level operations on five different platforms at Fort Bliss, Texas, evaluating two international and three US AIFVs, including the Namer, CV9035, Double-V Hull Stryker and turret-less Bradley.

GDLS to Deliver Double-V-Hull Strykers to Equip Two Brigades

General Dynamics was awarded $367 million to deliver 177 Stryker combat vehicles equipped with double-V hulls (DVHs). Combined with previous orders for DHVs, this production order will provide the U.S. Army with vehicles to equip two Stryker brigade combat teams by July 2013. GDLS delivered the first vehicle Stryker DVH in May 2011, following 14 months of development.

10 Years in Service, Strykers Continue to Improve

10 years in service, the U.S. Army Stryker vehicle has logged more than 27 million combat miles, maintaining operational readiness rates greater than 96 percent. This versatile vehicle continues to evolve, one of the latest enhancements is the ‘Double-V Hull’ (DVH), modification, currently being applied to 150 Strykers soon to be shipped to Afghanistan.

Israeli Trophy Completes Successful U.S. Evaluation

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Stryker Armored Fighting Vehicle fitted with the ASPRO-A (TROPHY) Active Protection System developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully...

Modified Puma, Hybrid Armored Vehicle up for U.S. Army GCV ...

Three teams, led by General Dynamics, SAIC and BAE Systems are competing for U.S. Army $450 million technology demonstration contracts to demonstrate vehicle platforms that could evolve in 7 years into the Ground Combat Vehicle, the U.S. Army future infantry carrier.

Javelin Missiles Fired from Stryker’s CROWS II Weapon Station

Integration of the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile with the U.S. Army Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II) is underway. The first firing...

Update: Israel Changes Rules in Gaza, Targets Terror Activist Affiliated with...

Israel claimed responsibility of the killing of Muhammad Jamal al-Namnam, resident of Shati-suburb of Gaza. According to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announcement Namnan,...

Stryker Turns Stealthy with Armorworks’ TactiCam 3D camouflage

ArmorWorks is introducing at AUSA an innovative 3D camouflage applique called TactiCam that has the potential to reduce vehicle signature in radar, infrared and...

Stryker Armored Personnel Carrier

Stryker, a family of eight-wheel-drive combat vehicles, is the Army's highest-priority production combat vehicle program and the centerpiece of the ongoing Army Transformation. Stryker...

U.S. Army Plan To Modernize Armored Vehicles Makes Sense

It's tempting to look at the Army's cancellation of the solicitation for a next-generation troop carrier and conclude that the service has lost its...