Your recent article on upgrades to the Stryker (Stryker: Dictating the Battlespace) provides an eye-opening discussion of the wide range of improvements being implemented to the Stryker. It is difficult to believe that this was once considered to be only an interim combat system. The addition of slat and reactive armor and now the V-hull have substantially increased vehicle protection. Coupled with an improved engine, drive train and suspension system and the mobility, and hence, survivability, of the Stryker has been substantially enhanced. These technical changes when combined with new tactics will make the Stryker brigades even more effective than they have already prove to be in Afghanistan.
Dr. Daniel Goure, Vice President The Lexington Institute January 4, 2017