Oshkosh wins $130 million order for 30 mm Stryker cannons

By Ethan Sterenfeld / July 13, 2022 at 4:36 PM

Oshkosh Defense has received a $130 million order from the Army to install the Medium Caliber Weapon System on another 95 Stryker combat vehicles, the company announced today.

Oshkosh won the competition last year to produce the MCWS, which adds a 30 mm cannon and unmanned turret to double-V hull A1 Stryker infantry carriers. This was the first major combat vehicle win for the company, which controls most of the service’s tactical wheeled vehicle programs.

MCWS orders now total 269 production systems for $356 million, according to an Oshkosh press release.

The company signed an agreement earlier this year with the Armaments Center, a research and development organization within the Army, to further develop the MCWS turret and adapt it for Oshkosh’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle design.

House authorizers included a provision last month in a draft of the annual defense policy bill that would commission a report on the requirements process that led to the program to add 30 mm cannons to Stryker vehicles.