Army To Upgun All Strykers: 30 mm & Javelin

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    This modernized Stryker was displayed with the Javelin missile attached to its CROWS weapon station at AUSA 2007 exhibition. Photo: Defense Update
    By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on February 29, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Upgunning the Europe-based Second Cavalry Regiment against the Russians is just the first of a “lethality upgrade” for the entire Stryker force. The 30mm quick-firing cannon for 2CR’s Strykers may ultimately go on half the Army’s fleet of the 8×8 armored vehicles (not counting specialist variants). The other half would get the a vehicular version of the Javelin, the military’s standard shoulder-fired anti-tank missile. Just as important, the Army wants to upgrade sights and sensors across the fleet — and it’s throwing the doors open to ideas from industry.

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    Finally, before they were a joke with those 7.62's and 50.cals. They were just gas suckers now they actually have some fire power.
     
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    There were some other variants in service including:

    the mortar carrier:

    Stryker_MCV-B.jpg


    the MGS:

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    the anti tank:

    Flickr_-_The_U.S._Army_-_TOW_missile_fire.jpg

    unfortunately most variants are lightly armed either with machine guns or grenade launchers. |Bag|

    20mm or 30mm guns should have came with the Stryker on day 1. I don't know what the Army was thinking.:/--0
     
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    IMO they need one of these modular mounts from the Lockheed LRSAV for the Stryker


    DAGR laser-guided rockets and Hellfires (or JAGM?) can also be used in different combinations
    DAGR-lockheed-martin-rocket.jpg

    So it works as a complement. DAGR for taking out light targets like trucks or infantry, and the Hellfire/JAGM for armored vehicles and tanks.
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    It will be lookin' good in the Kubinka, near other trophies.
     
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