The US received the first batch of new Stryker armored personnel carriers with Samson combat module, which is produced by the Israeli company Rafael
The U.S. Armed Forces received the first batch of new wheeled armored personnel carriers Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1).
What we know
The vehicles have been delivered to the U.S. Army Test Center, which is located in Aberdeen, Maryland. The manufacturer Oshkosh Defense did not disclose the number of armored vehicles received , but it is known that the contract is for 7 vehicles. They will be tested until June 2023. If everything goes according to plan, the Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle will enter service in late 2023.
In case you didn't know
Stryker is a family of wheeled armored fighting vehicles. Such armored personnel carriers are in service with the U.S. Army's mechanized forces. The Stryker is based on the Canadian LAV III armored personnel carrier, which is a deep modernization of the Swiss Piranha III 8x8.
As for the Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle, this is the latest modification of the APC. It boasts an upgraded 30 mm Samson combat module. Its development is carried out by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems together with Pratt Miller.
Source: Oshkosh Defense