Production has begun for the US Army’s fourth Stryker Double V-Hull brigade, which will be the first to incorporate new updates to the wheeled combat vehicles.
First production A1-configured Stryker is slated to roll off the assembly line in September, Gordon Stein, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) vice-president of Stryker and specialty wheeled vehicles, told Jane’s on 22 September.
GDLS expects to deliver an average of 10 vehicles monthly, which would mean all the fourth brigade’s vehicles (a brigade includes about 330 Strykers) could be accumulated for fielding by 2020.
The US Army acquisition executive officially approved procurement of a fourth brigade of the more heavily armoured DVH vehicles in October 2014.
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