US Approves Sale of Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles to North Macedonia
US Approves Sale of Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles to North Macedonia

US Approves Sale of 54 Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles to North Macedonia

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of Stryker Vehicles and related equipment to North Macedonia for an estimated cost of $210 million. The sale is being executed under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees Foreign Military Sales (FMS) sales. The principal contractor of the sale will be General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; vehicles will be produced at GDLS-Canada in London, Ontario. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally which is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe. This equipment will improve North Macedonia’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing operational capabilities.

The Government of North Macedonia has requested the possible sale of 54 Stryker Vehicles, to include M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV), M1130 Command Vehicles (CV), and M1129 Mortar Carrier Vehicles (MCV). Also included are Also included are M2A1 .50 cal machine guns; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; Harris radios; Common Remote Operated Weapons Station (CROWS); Defense Advanced GPS Receiver; AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer; spare parts and components; special tools and test equipment; publications and technical manuals; training; field service representatives; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support.

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Decisive Strike 2019, North Macedonia
56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Decisive Strike 2019, North Macedonia (Photo by Maj. Gregory McElwain)
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