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General Dynamics Stryker replacing M-113?

Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM

OTTAWA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- General Dynamics recently debuted a tracked version of its 8X8 wheeled Stryker vehicle.

General Dynamics said it is hoping that its Stryker will replace the U.S. Army's tracked Bradley M-113 APC, manufactured by Britain's BAE.

BAE is gearing up to offer the U.S. Army a turretless version of the Bradley, the current mainstay of the Army's heavy armored brigades, while General Dynamics' upgraded tracked Stryker is in the concept demonstrator stage.

The Stryker variant will have wider tracks, weigh 32 tons and mount a 675 horsepower engine, with a target delivery date of January 2014, the Ottawa Citizen reported.

Last month General Dynamics put its Tracked Stryker on display at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington.

General Dynamics Program Manager for the tracked Stryker Garth Lewis said the Tracker Stryker would fill a void for a medium-weight concept vehicle in the company's product list.

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