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North Macedonia Stryker Sale Approved

Library image of a US Army Stryker at the head of a multinational convoy in the Suwalki Gap [©Bob Morrison]

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of Stryker Vehicles to the Government of North Macedonia.


Press Notice, Washington, 16 March 2021: The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of North Macedonia of Stryker Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $210 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of North Macedonia has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (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 .50cal 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; US Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support. The estimated cost is $210 million.

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. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will improve North Macedonia’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing operational capabilities, force availability, and promote military cooperation. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; vehicles will be produced at GDLS-Canada in London, Ontario. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require one (1) Stryker contractor representative for twelve (12) months, two (2) CROWS contractor representatives for two (2) months, and four (4) contractor representatives for two (2) months to travel to North Macedonia to conduct the Operator and Maintenance OCONUS. There will be no adverse impact on US defence readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

Library image of a US Army Stryker operationally deployed in Lithuania [©Bob Morrison]
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