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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

U.S. Army decides to integrate a 30mm gun on Stryker Double V-Hull

The U.S. Army has made the decision to integrate a 30mm gun weapon system on Stryker combat vehicle with improved hull design to protect Soldiers from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines.

According to a request, recently posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website April 10, the U.S. Government has identified a requirement to integrate a 30mm Weapon System on Stryker with new underbody design known as a Stryker Double V-Hull (DVH) Infantry Carrier (ICVV) and the ECP-modified ICVV (ICVVA1).

The U.S. Army decided to develop and field a Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) with XM813 gun for the ICVVA1.

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The Government anticipates awarding up to eight lowest price technically acceptable firm-fixed-price contracts in response to the new request. Using a Simplified Acquisition approach, PM-SBCT is providing an ICVVA1 and an XM813 as GFP to qualified contractors to conduct a DIS.

Also noted that the contractors shall integrate their weapon station design, which includes the XM813 gun, onto the ICVVA1. After award, and prior to the issuance of the Government Furnished Property (GFP), awardee contractors are required to attend a five-day training event for operation and field level maintenance of the GFP at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The ICVVA1 and the XM813 will be jointly inspected by the contractor and Government and documented.

The new improved ICVVA1version of Stryker infantry carrier vehicle was created to fill a capability gap in the European theater that puts Soldiers at unacceptable risk. This variant increases lethality and provides 2CR the additional assets needed to defend the NATO Alliance against any adversaries if called to do so.

Also, Double V-Hull (DVH) was based on proven technology similar to that found on the Service’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles which deflect blasts away from the vehicle and the Soldiers inside. However, the Stryker DVH took the concept a step further by incorporating enhanced armor, a new suspension, and blast-attenuating seats. This rapid engineering effort went from conception to production in less than one year and debuted in Afghanistan in early summer 2011.

The Period of Performance for the design integration study will be 7 June 2019 to 30 September 2020.

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