By Gordon Rottman
The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker strive against mild armored automobile used to be followed by way of the U.S. military in 2002 to supply a relatively swiftly deployable contingency strength with armor safeguard, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, in addition to complex command, regulate communications, desktop, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) features. masking the 1st new US military unencumber because the M1 Abrams MBT, this booklet info the notion, ongoing improvement and deployment of 1 of the main hugely expected new AFVs lately, together with its carrier in Iraq and the resultant controversy surrounding the Stryker's various successes.
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