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Stryker sale to Argentina moves closer

7th July 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Land Systems is on course to sell 27 Stryker vehicles to Argentina, under a $100 million potential FMS deal approved by the US State Department.

Argentina will use the vehicles to support disaster relief and overseas peacekeeping missions.

The deal includes M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) equipped with M2 Flex .50 cal machine guns, plus communication systems, spare parts, contractor-provided training and MRO services.

The proposed sale ‘will improve Argentina’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing operational capabilities and force availability’, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency noted on 6 July. 

The US Army and USMC operate a fleet of almost 4,500 ICVs in Stryker brigades. To date, Thailand is the only other export customer for Stryker, receiving its first vehicles in August 2019.

Shephard reported in May that the COVID-19 pandemic has cast doubt on some defence procurement projects in Argentina, with one major casualty being the acquisition of FA-50 Fighting Eagle light attack aircraft from Korea Aerospace Industries.

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