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US Army awards General Dynamics $2.4bn for A1 Stryker upgrade

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The US Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $2.47 billion contract for the production of upgraded Stryker Double V-Hull A1 engineering change proposal vehicles.

The Stryker A1, also known as the Double-V Hull (DVH) Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration, provides improved survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices.

Stryker A1 also features a stronger engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and an in-vehicle digital network. The vehicle will benefit from a framework for future embedded, VICTORY compliant, Army Network integrations, allowing for sharing of platform data among the Stryker’s common crew stations.

The US Army did not say how many vehicles are to be converted under the latest contract, noting that locations and funding would be determined with each order under the fixed-price-incentive contract. Work is expected to be completed by April 30, 2027.

The Stryker DVH A1 ECP family of vehicles consists of seven variants on a common vehicle platform, each of which replaces a legacy flat-bottom hull Stryker. These include the anti-tank guided missile (ATVV-A1) variant, commander’s vehicle (CVV-A1), engineer squad vehicle (ESVV-A1), fire support vehicle (FSVV-A1), infantry carrier vehicle (ICVV-A1) – mortar carrier vehicle (MCVV-A1), and medical evacuation vehicle (MEVV-A1).

The Army is currently in the process of pure-fleeting its Stryker brigades with A1 vehicles.