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Stryker Armoured Infantry Combat Vehicles

Stryker Armoured Infantry Combat Vehicles:

India and the United States are in advanced talks for the joint manufacture of the latest generation of Stryker armoured infantry combat vehicles (ICVs).

  • The Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat armoured infantry combat vehicles (ICVs).
  • It is jointly developed by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Canada and the General Dynamics Land Systems Division in the United States.
  • It was the first new military vehicle inducted into US Army service since the Abrams tank in the 1980s.
  • The Stryker can formulate a quick response to insurgencies or war-like situations, moving much faster than tanks on paved roads, thereby getting infantry squads into the fight more swiftly.
  • The Stryker vehicles have demonstrated a better chance of surviving against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) compared to other light military vehicles.
  • The Strykers can be transported via Chinook helicopters, which the Indian Air Force uses.
  • It is a V-hull armoured infantry vehicle equipped with a 30 mm cannon and a 105 mm mobile gun.
  • The Stryker hull is constructed from high-hardness steel.
  • On top of this, the Stryker has a layer of ceramic tile armor, offering additional protection.
  • It is manned by a two-person crew and can carry a nine-man infantry squad.
  • It has a range of 483 kilometers and can reach a top speed of around 100 km/h.