The U.S. Army has kicked off its search for ideas on how to upgrade the Stryker mobile gun system’s sensors as part of an effort to boost the Second Cavalry Regiment in Europe, Breaking Defense reported Monday.
Col. Glenn Dean, the Army’s Stryker program manager, told Breaking Defense’s Sydney Freedberg Jr. the service is releasing a market survey “to reach out to industry and involve them in a dialogue of what capabilities should we be considering beyond the things that were already on our menu.”
Dean said the design work for the 30-mm cannon is also underway, according to the report.
Freedberg writes the 2016 defense spending budget plan allocates $411 million for the modernization of approximately 80 Strykers.
The Defense Department wants $96 million for research, design and evaluation work on Stryker vehicles and $312 million for 83 production vehicles, Breaking Defense reports.