Stryker Similarities

Sidebar to "Future Combat Vehicle Jam"

Both Stryker and FCS vehicles are designed to be flown rapidly to global hot spots. The Stryker was intended as an interim solution until the FCS vehicles came online. At 20 tons, the Stryker can be transported in Air Force C-130 aircraft. At 24-plus tons, the FCS vehicle cannot.

(Crew of two; capacity for nine)

Ten vehicles in production:
  • Infantry Carrier
  • Mobile Gun System
  • Reconnaissance
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Reconnaissance
  • Engineer vehicle
  • Fire Support
  • Mortar Carrier
  • Commanders vehicle

Future Combat Systems
(Crew of two; capacity for up to nine)

Eight manned vehicles planned:

  • Mounted Combat System
  • Infantry Carrier
  • Mortar Carrier
  • Self-Propelled Artillery
  • Reconnaissance and Surveillance
  • Command and Control
  • Medical
  • Recovery and Maintenance

Source: Army

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