Army Up-Gunned, Drone-Killing Strykers to Europe

Army Up-Gunned, Drone-Killing Strykers to Europe
U.S. Army photo by SPC Tin P. Vuong

The U.S. Army is arming its Stryker vehicle with attack drones, lasers, up-gunned cannons and anti-aircraft missiles in anticipation of scheduled 2020 Stryker-unit deployments to Europe -- intended to fortify a broader and much-discussed strategy to counter Russian “aggression” in the region.

The Russian threat forms the basis for a decided US effort to send more forces, increase mobility and forward deploy multi-function armored vehicles to the region; a more “lethal” Stryker, enabled by newly emerging air-defense weapons, represents a key element of this initiative.

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