The US Army has requested USD368.3 million for its Stryker wheeled combat vehicle programme in fiscal year (FY) 2019.
This funds engineering change proposal (ECP) 1 testing, an ECP 2 lethality upgrade, and supports some fleet-wide modifications such as new C4I equipment, reliability, and performance improvements, and safety fixes. The funding also provides for the logistical support for new Stryker variants armed with a 30 mm remote weapon station.
The request would also buy an ECP to take three Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to be re-configured as Double V-Hull (DVH) vehicles, according to budget documents published on 12 February.
The army in 2017 proposed USD178.2 million for Stryker in the FY 2018 defence budget request, and at the time included funding to field a new variant armed with a 30 mm gun and to explore other 'lethality upgrades'.
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