The U.S. Army has ordered the Oshkosh defense to supply 83 Stryker combat vehicles with 30mm cannons which are valued at $99 million. In June, the U.S. defense force selected Oshkosh defense to equip Double V-Hull A1 Stryker Infantry carrier vehicles with advanced weapon systems called Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS).
I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team will be the first team to receive Oshkosh’s order. The fielding of the MCWS is anticipated to complete by December 2023, which will be given to the I-2 Brigade Combat Team.
The U.S. Army decided to outfit three from six brigades that are equipped with 30mm Stryker guns. This decision of the U.S. Army was followed by the evaluation of the Army Requirements Oversight Council that has reviewed the performance of the 30mm Dragoon. The 30mm Dragoon was operational in Europe by the second Cavalry Regiment. The new MCWS capability will be applied to the DVH ICVVA1. It will serve as the basis for its future fleet. The Oshkosh Defense’s Production Representative System Sample (PRSS) since the contract has begun risk mitigation testing for the government as part of the MCWS program schedule.