U.S. Army Europe is about to pack a much stronger punch.

The Army on Thursday took delivery of the first prototype of its new Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle upgraded with a more lethal 30mm cannon, ahead of target to begin fielding to the Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment in May 2018.

The upgunned Stryker – designated the XM1296 Infantry Carrier Vehicle – will mark a “near-record time from concept to delivery,” Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn said at the event at the General Dynamics Land Systems Maneuver Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the Army News Service reported.

The vehicle will be known as the Dragoon, sharing a moniker with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.
“This is an example of what is possible when government, military and industry leaders unite as one team,” Allyn said.

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