Wednesday, March 22, 2023

US new 30mm Strykers ready to fight in Europe

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment, also known as the 2nd Dragoons, active Stryker infantry and cavalry regiment of the United States Army, conducts a live ammunition test fire with the 30mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon ( ICV-D) at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

The first received Stryker vehicles with remotely-operated 30mm cannon weapon system take part in live ammunition test fire and is are ready to carry out their combat missions.

These new 30mm Stryker ICV-D’s, named for the 2CR Dragoons, are currently undergoing test fires for the first time in the European Theater. This upgraded Stryker has a remotely-operated 30mm cannon weapon system, unmanned turret, a new, fully-integrated commander’s station; and upgraded driveline component and hull modifications, according to information from Program Executive Office-Ground Combat Systems.


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It was created to fill a capability gap in the European theater that puts Soldiers at unacceptable risk. The new 30mm Stryker ICV-D will provide a capacity to resist to Russian-made BMP-3 and Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles.

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This variant increases lethality and provides 2CR the additional assets needed to defend the NATO Alliance against any adversaries if called to do so.

Photo by 1st Lt. Ellen Brabo
Photo by 1st Lt. Ellen Brabo
Photo by 1st Lt. Ellen Brabo
Photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn


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Dylan Malyasov
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