The 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) showcased the next generation of armored fighting vehicles to the US Army’s top brass last week.

On April 7th, General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston witnessed a demonstration of the XM1304 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle Double V Hull A1-30MM (ICVVA1-30MM).

XM1304 Stryker Unveiled

The XM1304 marks a critical step forward for the Stryker family, renowned for its versatility and battlefield dominance.

Captain Shepket Tohti, Commander of Bronco Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, presented the vehicle’s enhanced capabilities compared to previous models like the M1256A1 infantry carrier.

“This week our Soldiers briefed GEN George, Chief of Staff of the Army, and SMA Weimer, Sergeant Major of the Army, the main differences between the Stryker Double V-Hull A1 and other models,” said Captain Tohti.

The demonstration highlighted several key areas of improvement:

Enhanced Soldier Protection: A Bulwark Against Modern Threats

The Stryker DVC A1 boasts a revolutionary V-shaped hull, a stark contrast to the flat-bottomed design of earlier Stryker models.

This innovative design draws inspiration from the survivability features of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.