MGS LRIP machines will undergo various tests and will be evaluated by users during the fourth quarter of 2007. Stage C solution to start full-scale production of the MGS variant is also planned for the fourth quarter of 2007.
The Stryker is a family of eight-wheel drive vehicles that can reach speeds up to 62 miles / hour on the highway with a power reserve of 312 miles. It has the most modern equipment C4ISR, as well as sensors for nuclear, bacteriological and chemical weapons. In addition to MGS, Stryker is available in nuclear, bacteriological and chemical reconnaissance configurations; anti-tank guided missiles and medical evacuation vehicles; transportation of mortar, engineering units, commander groups and fire support groups. The Mobile Artillery System has more than 70 percent of the components common to 310 other Stryker vehicles, such as the Combat Team Brigade, which facilitates the preparation of units and reduces the burden of logistics.
Being significantly lighter and more convenient to transport than today's Tanks and armored vehicles, Stryker satisfies the immediate need to equip strategically deployed (C-17 / C-5) and operatively deployed (C-130) brigades capable of rapid deployment anywhere in the world in full combat readiness. Stryker Battle Group brigades have been involved in “historically important” missions in Iraq since October 2003, demonstrating the virtues of a force that can quickly be deployed as a cohesive and networked mixed-arms combat group.