Macedonian army to get various Strykers variants and weaponry from US Government
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on March 16 that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of North Macedonia of Stryker Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $210 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 16.
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M1126 Stryker (Picture source: U.S. Army /Pfc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
The Government of North Macedonia has requested the possible sale of 54 Stryker vehicles, including M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV), M1130 Command Vehicles (CV), and M1129 Mortar Carrier Vehicles (MCV). Also included are M2A1 .50 cal machine guns; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; Harris radios; Common Remote Operated Weapons Station (CROWS); Defense Advanced GPS Receiver; AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer; spare parts and components; special tools and test equipment; publications and technical manuals; training; field service representatives; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support. The estimated cost is $210 million.
The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; vehicles will be produced at GDLS-Canada in London, Ontario.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require 1 Stryker contractor representative for 12 months, 2 CROWS contractor representatives for 2 months, and 4 contractor representatives for 2 months to travel to North Macedonia to conduct the Operator and Maintenance OCONUS.