The US Army has awarded $130 million to Oshkosh Defense to perform a 30 mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) upgrade to 95 Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicles.
The army chose Oshkosh and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate the weapon system onto the Strykers in June 2021.
The five-year contract includes an extra, optional year, stipulating MCWS production and logistics for up to six Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs).
The latest order brings the total to 269 upgraded vehicles for $356 million to outfit three SBCTs, with 20 vehicles for Product Verification Testing, Follow-on Operational Testing & Evaluation, and logistics.
“We partner with our customers to offer tailored solutions that meet today’s requirements while staying focused on future growth capability,” Vice President and General Manager of US Army and US Marine Corps Programs Pat Williams said.
“For the MCWS program, our team listened to customer feedback to provide a Soldier-centric lethality solution in a lightweight package that’s easy to integrate while maintaining the survivability and mobility performance of the Stryker.”
Oshkosh completed Government-planned Risk Management Testing in April of this year, further validating its design. The company has also started system production for delivery to Product Verification Testing beginning in late summer.