US Army M1126 ICV Strykers for Argentina

M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Argentina of twenty-seven (27) M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $100 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally.

Argentina will use the Stryker vehicles to conduct stability operations in support of disaster relief and international peace keeping. The prime contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems, Anniston, AL. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.

The Government of Argentina requested twenty-seven (27) M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles with M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns, AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancers; AN/VIC-3 Vehicle Intercom Systems; AN/VRC-91E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS); M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; and on-site Contractor-provided training; Field Service Representatives (FSR); technical manuals; spare parts; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services.

by Stephen W. Miller