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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Stryker Vehicles to Get V-Hull Upgrade
The U.S. Army Stryker vehicles will be going through a significant upgrade over the next few years (funding permitting of course). Most of the Strykers are currently flat-bottomed which makes them at risk to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and mines emplaced on the roads. Some of the Stryker vehicles have been retrofitted to have V-shaped hulls which deflect a lot of the blast up and out. The new design is called the heavily armored "double V-hull" or DVH configuration. There currently are nine Stryker brigades in the Army; two of them already have the new configuration. Read more in "US Plans Radical Upgrade of Stryker Brigades", Defense News, January 12, 2014. (photo to left by Chief Petty Officer Bill Mesta, CJSOTF-A, August 30, 2012.)