U.S. Army Buys More Styker Support From General Dynamics

by: Matthew Potter
February 10, 2010

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The Stryker Interim Combat Vehicle is a wheeled, armored system that was bought to fill in the gap from the transition to the Future Combat System (FCS) from the heavy combat team of the 1980’s based around the M1 and M2. FCS has now been canceled due to its being over cost and behind schedule. The Army is starting a new program to build on the remnants of FCS and find a new vehicle. The Stryker has seen good service in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is made by General Dynamics (GD) and is based on a Swiss system developed for the Canadian military.

The U.S. Army announced yesterday that they had awarded GD a contract for logistics support for the system. Mainly to be carried out at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, AL the contract has a value of over $250 million. Under the contract General Dynamics will include parts ordering, storage and distribution as wellas maintenance services.

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