The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC- DTA) has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a $99 Million order to upgrade an additional Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) with the 30 mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS).
The U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense along with 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) in June 2021.
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, and this latest award calls for an additional 83 vehicles.
(The U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense to build its new Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) — a 30mm, unmanned turreted auto-cannon — for the Stryker combat vehicle. Courtesy of U.S. Defense System and YouTube.)
Oshkosh Defense’s 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,” explained Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense.
“We are proud that the U.S. 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,” added Williams.
“The feedback from the first Soldier touchpoint has been very positive and reaffirms our Soldier-centric design.” Williams concluded.
Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems.
Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success, setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, and ensuring every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle.
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