The US Army is moving out with plans to field its first brigade of up-gunned Strykers in 2022, and has selected five companies to participate in a design integration study.
On 22 May, the service announced it was kicking off its two-phased plan by awarding a handful of companies - General Dynamics Land Systems, Kollsman, Inc., Leonardo DRS, Raytheon, and Pratt & Miller Engineering and Fabrication, Inc. - with contracts valued up to USD150,000 each.
"This two-phased effort, including fielding, is scheduled for an aggressive 39 months," Lieutenant Colonel Joe Rosen, product manager for Stryker Future Operations, told reporters during a 23 May media call.
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