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AUSA 2012: US Army Quantifies Stryker Double-V Hull

22nd February 2012 - 22:07 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Fort Lauderdale, USA

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Service representatives used the venue of the AUSA Winter 2012 to quantify initial combat performance of the new Stryker ‘Double-V Hull’ (DVH) design and speculate on the possibility of additional acquisition of that enhanced platform design.

Developed in response to a need to provide soldiers with better protection from mines and improvised explosive devices, DVH includes a new hull configuration, increased armour, upgraded suspension and braking systems, wider tires, blast –attenuating seats, and a height management system.

The Army has procured 742 DVH platforms to date (450 + 292).

‘We’re at 37 Stryker Double-V [Hull] hits in theatre and it’s

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