Hull On Wheels

By Dan Dupont / July 13, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Just posted this morning is a key document for anyone interested in the Stryker program.

It's the acquisition decision memorandum clearing the way for the Army to take new steps to outfit some Strykers with "double-v-shaped" hulls that will make them more able to withstand IED blasts, fulfilling an urgent operational need in Afghanistan.

Not coincidentally, there was a bit contract announcement on the Stryker double-v-shaped-hull effort yesterday, as we reported:

GDLS Wins $30 Million Stryker Double-V-Shaped Hull Contract
General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $30 million by the Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to begin production of a double-v-shaped hull for the Stryker infantry combat vehicle, according to a statement released by GDLS.