Army releases RFP for Stryker 30 mm upgrade

By Ashley Tressel / February 4, 2020 at 12:17 PM

The Army this week released a request for proposals for a lethality upgrade on the Stryker vehicle called the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System.

The Army began gathering industry input last March and selected five companies in May to start a design integration study for the effort following approval from the Army Requirements Oversight Council. The chosen companies were General Dynamics Land Systems, Kollsman, Leonardo DRS, Raytheon and Pratt & Miller.

The service intends to fill a capability gap in Stryker brigade combat teams with the new upgrade while increasing situational awareness.

The Feb. 3 notice says the AROC has approved the purchase of 269 total Stryker 30 mm Engineering Change Proposal vehicles, enough for three BCTs, with production and integration estimated to cost $695.2 million.

The need for any additional vehicles "will be revisited in future Program Objective Memorandum planning based on funding availability," according to the notice.

Responses to the RFP are due June 8.