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Additional US Army Oshkosh 30mm MCWS Stryker BCT

Stryker with 30mm RCWS [© Oshkosh Defense]

US Army calls on Oshkosh Defense to upgrade an additional SBCT with the 30mm MCWS or Medium Caliber Weapon System.

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Press Release, Oshkosh, 10 August 2021: The US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC- DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation , a $99 Million order to upgrade an additional Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) with the 30mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS).

In June 2021, the US Army selected Oshkosh Defense and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate the 30 mm MCWS onto the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1). The six-year requirements contract is for the production and fielding of the Oshkosh Defense MCWS for up to six Stryker brigades. The first delivery order covered 91 vehicles valued at $130 million. This latest award calls for an additional 83 vehicles.

The Oshkosh Defense team combined their best-in-class capabilities to deliver an MCWS that provides increased lethality, accuracy, and range while maintaining the mobility and survivability of the Stryker ICVVA1. “The Oshkosh Defense MCWS is a highly capable weapon that meets all requirements,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of US Army and US Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We are proud that the US Army has ordered additional MCWS to outfit a second Stryker brigade.”

Since receiving the initial award, Oshkosh Defense’s Production Representative System Sample (PRSS) began government Risk Mitigation Testing, a planned component of the MCWS program schedule. “As part of the Risk Mitigation Testing, Soldiers have had the opportunity to interact with the Oshkosh Defense MCWS. The feedback from the first Soldier touchpoint has been very positive and reaffirms our Soldier-centric design,” Williams concluded.

The US 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Germany already uses a 30mm RCWS Stryker variant, known as Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon, purchased via GDLS as an Urgent Operational Requirement primarily for the NATO eFP mission [© Bob Morrison]
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