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USA Approved to Procurement

USA Approved to Procurement July 29, 2019

US Defence Ministry has approved Thailand’s request for 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles. The estimated value is $175 million includes, 60 Stryker, 60 M2 Flex .50 cal machine guns as well as spares, systems, training and support.

The Stryker vehicles will increase Thailand’s capability to defend its sovereign territory by filling the capability void between light infantry soldiers and heavy mechanized units. The principal contractor for the Stryker vehicle is General Dynamics Land Systems. The Infantry Carrier Vehicle provides protected transport and, during dismounted assault, supporting fire for the infantry squad. The vehicle provides armoured protection for the two-man crew and a squad of nine infantry soldiers.

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