US Army receives upgraded Stryker ICVs with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System

Oshkosh Defense reported that, together with partners Rafael and Pratt Miller, it delivered the first Stryker ICV upgraded with the 30 mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) to the Americans

US Army receives upgraded Stryker ICVs with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System

Photo: Oshkosh Defense website

The process of delivering upgraded Stryker ICVs with 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) to the US Army has begun. In July, Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems received an order – together with its partners Oshkosh Defense and Pratt Miller – to install 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) onto 95 additional Stryker ICVs, under a contract worth $130 million.

Oshkosh Defense now reported that it has delivered the first Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1), upgraded with the 30 mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS), to the US Army’s Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) in Aberdeen, Maryland, where the system will undergo Production Verification Testing (PVT).

The contract, awarded to Oshkosh Defense and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael in June 2021, requires Oshkosh to deliver seven systems by September 2022 for PVT that will be held through June 2023.  Fielding of the MCWS is scheduled to begin in July 2023 with the I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) receiving the first upgraded Strykers.

According to Oshkosh Defense, the American army has ordered 269 upgraded vehicles, valued at $356 million, to outfit three SBCTs in addition to 20 vehicles for Product Verification Testing (PVT).a

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