General Dynamics Land Systems announced that it has received a $712 million order from the U.S. Army to produce 300 Stryker Double V-Hull A1 (DVHA1) vehicles. The order is part of the Army’s plan to upgrade its Stryker fleet to the DVHA1 configuration, which provides improved survivability, mobility and lethality for the soldiers.
The Stryker DVHA1 is an 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicle that can carry up to nine soldiers and a crew of two. The vehicle features a new hull design that protects the occupants from underbelly blasts, as well as a new suspension system that enhances mobility and manoeuvrability. The vehicle also has a 30mm remote weapon station that can engage targets with greater accuracy and range.
“The Stryker A1 features a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle digital network while continuing to provide unprecedented soldier survivability,” said Gordon Stein, vice president of U.S. operations at General Dynamics Land Systems.
“Stryker is the Army’s largest combat vehicle fleet – combat-proven, cost-effective, highly mobile, versatile, sustainable and transportable. We are proud that our innovation, research, development and investment have evolved the Stryker into a next-generation platform for Stryker Brigade Combat Team formations and beyond.”
The Stryker DVHA1 vehicles will be produced at General Dynamics Land Systems’ facilities in Anniston, Alabama; Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pennsylvania; and London, Ontario, Canada. The deliveries are expected to begin in 2024 and continue through 2027.
“We are proud to support the Army’s modernization efforts by delivering the most advanced Stryker vehicles to our soldiers,” said Danny Deep, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems. “The Stryker DVHA1 provides superior protection, performance and firepower to meet the challenges of the future battlefield.”