NBC Weapons: More Stryker Substance Seekers Secured




December 23, 2007: The U.S. Army is buying another 95 M1135 Stryker NBCRV (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle) vehicles. The first 21 were bought two years ago, mainly for evaluation and field testing. Some were sent to Iraq, where they performed well. The army wants to eventually have 355 of these vehicles, providing each of the army's 40 Chemical Warfare companies with six of them, while each of the seven Stryker brigades get three. The U.S. has never had a vehicle like the NBCRV, and during the 1991 Gulf War, depended on Czech NBCRV vehicles to do the job. The Stryker NBCRV vehicle keeps the crew protected from any contamination, and contains detection equipment that provides a lower (than previous equipment) false alarm rate. The sensors carried attempt to detect nuclear, biological or chemical threats in small enough quantities that nearby troops can be warned to get their protective gear on before much damage is done. The Stryker NBCRV can move about quickly on roads, or cross country, and can be transported in a C-130 (or larger) air transport. The detection equipment in the Stryker NBCRV is being reconfigured so that it can operate as a separate unit, for stationary operation.


Article Archive

NBC Weapons: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close