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Thursday, October 16, 2014
More Strykers to Get Double V-Hulls
Another Stryker Brigade Combat Team will be receiving Double V-Hull vehicles to protect them from roadside IEDs. This project will refurbish 360 vehicles between the years 2016-2018 (dependent on funding of course). If funded, this will be the fourth Stryker Brigade to get the new design. Also included in the re-design is improved mine resistant blast seating, improved fire suppression features, and a better suspension system. Currently there are nine Stryker brigades - three of the with the double hull configuration. Read more in "Army Will Buy More Strykers with Double V-Hulls", DoD Buzz, October 14, 2014. (Photo by U.S. Army, March 4, 2012).