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First upgunned Stryker arrives in Europe

11th December 2017 - 09:25 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The first of the US Army’s new ‘upgunned’ Stryker vehicles, equipped with a remotely-operated 30mm weapon system, has arrived in Europe.

The service announced on 8 December that the initial vehicle – officially known as the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle - Dragoon (ICVD) – had been delivered to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) at Rose Barracks in Germany.

As part of the lethality upgrade, the Stryker is fitted with a Kongsberg Protector MCT-30 unmanned turret incorporating a MK44 30mm dual-feed cannon (currently designated the XM813) from Orbital ATK.

The regiment is expected to carry out an End User Test and Evaluation (EUTE) phase

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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