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Stryker infantry vehicles UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • India has expressed interest in co-producing the Stryker infantry vehicles and it is in “relatively” early stages of talks with the U.S. on the Stryker and the Javelin anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), says the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt M. Campbell.

  • At the same time, deals for MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicles and GE-414 jet engines are making progress along with defence industrial collaborations under the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) framework

Stryker infantry vehicles

  • The Stryker is a family of eight-wheel-drive combat armoured infantry combat vehicles (ICVs).

  • It is jointly developed by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Canada and the General Dynamics Land Systems Division in the United States.

  • It was the first new military vehicle inducted into US Army service since the Abrams tank in the 1980s.

  • It is a V-hull armoured infantry vehicle equipped with a 30 mm cannon and a 105 mm mobile gun.

  • The Stryker hull is constructed from high-hardness steel.

  • On top of this, the Stryker has a layer of ceramic tile armor, offering additional protection.

  • It is manned by a two-person crew and can carry a nine-man infantry squad.

  • It has a range of 483 kilometers and can reach a top speed of around 100 km/h.

  • The Stryker can formulate a quick response to insurgencies or war-like situations

  • The Stryker vehicles have demonstrated a better chance of surviving against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) compared to other light military vehicles.



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Stryker infantry vehicles UPSC NOTE
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