Stryker contract for GDLS

The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $257m delivery order under an existing contract for 165 Stryker eight-wheeled combat vehicles.

The order calls for 31 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, 25 reconnaissance vehicles, 14 fire support vehicles, 11 engineer squad vehicles, 46 command vehicles, 19 medical evacuation vehicles, and 19 mortar carriers.

Additionally, the delivery order calls for 88 remote weapons stations in the Block II Configuration. Work on the contract is expected to be completed by January 31, 2010.

Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled combat vehicles, available in ten variants, that has been proven effective by the US Army and the National Guard for defence and disaster-response missions.