Category: Stryker

7th Infantry Division

Army Announces Plans to Reactivate 7th Infantry Division JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., April 26, 2012 – The secretary of the Army announced plans today to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division and stand up its headquarters here. The two-star headquarters, which will oversee the training and readiness of five of the installation’s 10 brigades, will fill […]

Upgraded Strykers

Fleet of ‘double-V hull’ Strykers growing in Afghanistan Two hundred of the double-V hulls are now in Afghanistan, with more slated to arrive in coming months, according to Lori Grein, a public affairs officer with the Project Executive Office-Ground Combat Systems. There are almost no flat-bottom Strykers left in Afghanistan, Grein said; most have been […]

Strykerless Brigade

Brigade leaving Strykers behind 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is readying for a deployment to Afghanistan in December, and it will leave its fleet of roughly 300 eight-wheeled Strykers at home. Instead, about 3,000 soldiers from the brigade will drive a mix of armored vehicles that are already in Afghanistan, such as the Mine Resistant […]

Additional DVH Strykers

General Dynamics Awarded $243 Million to Produce 115 More Double-V Hull Stryker Vehicles This is on top of a previous contract for 350 (about one brigade’s worth) of the upgraded Strykers. There are currently no plans for DVH models of the Mobile Gun System for NBC Recon variants. I wouldn’t be surprised if the MGS […]

Loading Up the Strykers

M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS): 4/2 SBCT is the brigade that was accelerated for deployment after 5/2 SBCT’s deployment was shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan, and the same unit which the media fretted about being sent to Iraq without enough training. Seems to me that the guys are pros and managed just fine despite […]