U.S. Army Orders More Medium Caliber Weapon Systems for Stryker Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense will upgrade an additional 83 Stryker vehicles with Medium Caliber Weapon Systems for the U.S. Army, in a new six year contract to equip up to six Stryker brigades By DA Reporter / 18 Aug 2021

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $99 Million order to upgrade an additional Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) with the 30 mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS). 

In June 2021, the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate the 30 mm MCWS onto the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1). 

Oshkosh Defense is producing and fielding the MCWS over the next six years to equip up to six Stryker brigades.

The first delivery order for $130 million covered 91 vehicles, and this latest award is for an additional 83 MCWS-equipped vehicles.

“The Oshkosh Defense MCWS is a highly capable weapon that meets all requirements,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. 

“We are proud that the U.S. Army has ordered additional MCWS to outfit a second Stryker brigade.”

Since receiving the initial award, Oshkosh Defense’s Production Representative System Sample began government Risk Mitigation Testing with the U.S. Army as a planned component of the MCWS program schedule. 

“As part of the Risk Mitigation Testing, soldiers have had the opportunity to interact with the Oshkosh Defense MCWS. The feedback from the first soldier touchpoint has been very positive and reaffirms our soldier-centric design,” Williams concluded.

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