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US plans to send Stryker cars to help Ukraine: All you need to know about it

The US is planning to send up to 100 Stryker armored vehicles to help Ukraine in its efforts to repel Russian forces. The Stryker armored vehicles could be part of a $2.5 billion military aid package and could be a blow to Ukrainian forces.

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January 19, 2023, 10:01 a.m.

Documentary photo of the US Army's Stryker combat vehicle.
Documentary photo of the US Army’s Stryker combat vehicle.

The Stryker armored vehicle is a vital part of US and Canadian military operations and has served in a wide variety of operations – covert as well as overt. Solidly built and plenty of customization options help it take on very specific roles depending on the nature of the operation it is being deployed to. “The Stryker vehicle provides soldiers with a reliable, battle-tested platform that includes survivability and has improved dramatically since it was first introduced in 2002,” Army USA team declared. In total, there are 18 variants of the Stryker armored vehicle, including one with a mounted anti-tank guided missile launcher and as a personnel carrier.

Measuring 6.98 meters long and 2.71 meters wide, the Stryker armored vehicle is manufactured by Ontario-based General Dynamics Land Systems and is currently deployed by US and Canadian forces. Interestingly, the Stryker eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle is the first new military vehicle to enter service with the US Army since the Abrams tank in the 1980s. But while the Abrams tank can be intimidating, While providing massive amounts of fear and solid firepower, the Stryker armored fighting vehicle is more agile and capable in flash missions.

Although different variants of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle have different capabilities, in the infantry carrier variant it can reach a top speed of 100 km/h and is also quite fuel-efficient – range The operating micro of the tank is about 500 km full. Four-wheel drive, select eight-wheel drive and with bolted ceramic armor, it can deliver power while protecting the occupants. And powering it all is a Caterpillar C7 engine that produces 350 horsepower.

First published date: January 19, 2023, 10:01 a.m. IST


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