General Dynamics Land Systems has received two US Army contracts totaling close to $1 billion for the construction of 300 Stryker DVHA1 vehicles and low-rate production of the new M10 Booker “light tank.”
The $712.3 million Stryker order comes under a five-year contract signed in 2020 that includes an option for a sixth year.
The Army is pursuing enhanced survivability and capability in its Stryker brigades with the technologically advanced DVHA1s.
“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 US operations at General Dynamics Land Systems.
A separate $257.6 million contract modification for the M10 Booker low-rate initial production was announced by the Pentagon on June 26. According to the department, the company is expected to complete work under this modification by October 2025. The contract award did not specify the number of vehicles to be built.
General Dynamics Land Systems received a $1.14 billion contract from the US Army in June 2022 for work on the service’s new combat vehicle. Formerly known as the Mobile Protected Firepower, the new platform was renamed to M10 Booker in a ceremony earlier this month.
The company will be delivering up to 96 combat vehicles, with MPF representing the Army’s first new design vehicle fielded in over four decades. The service plans to have the first unit equipped by late fiscal year 2025.
The new vehicle is designed to provide infantry brigades greater survivability, the ability to identify threat systems earlier and at greater distances, and to enable movement in off-road terrain. MPF will also allow soldiers to move at a faster pace, protecting the assaulting force.