General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is using the Association of the US Army (AUSA) 2022 conference to formally unveil its initial vision for a next-generation Stryker vehicle. The StrykerX technology demonstrator brings to the Stryker family of vehicles capabilities such as silent movement, silent watch, exportable electric power and reduced fuel consumption via a hybrid diesel-electric power pack. StrykerX features a side-by-side crew compartment and more space for the infantry squad. Soldiers inside StrykerX are protected by an integrated Active Protection System and advanced electronic architecture with cyber defense. StrykerX’s array of sensors provide its occupants 360-degree situational awareness and see-through armor capability.
The Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III. Stryker vehicles are produced by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) for the United States Army in a plant in London, Ontario. It has four-wheel drive (8×4) and can be switched to all-wheel drive (8×8). The Stryker was conceived as a family of vehicles forming the backbone of a new medium-weight brigade combat team (BCT) that was to strike a balance between heavy armor and infantry. The service launched the Interim Armored Vehicle competition, and in 2000, the service selected the LAV III proposed by GDLS and General Motors Defense. The service named this family of vehicles the “Stryker”.
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is a manufacturer of military vehicles such as tanks and lighter armored fighting vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems’ foundation is built upon the strength of the Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Stryker and LAV family of wheeled and specialty vehicles, the AJAX armoured brigade of fighting vehicles, and autonomous solutions like the MUTT and S-MET platforms. Each new series of tracked, wheeled and autonomous vehicles is better than the last. General Dynamics Land Systems’ innovation has resulted in increased survivability, greater firepower, unmatched mobility and enhanced battlefield effectiveness made possible by capabilities and equipment prepared for whatever challenge the military faces.