Employees at the General Dynamics Land Systems manufacturing facility– based out of Ladson, South Carolina– have been installing survivability kits and other combat-related gear on 292 Double-V Hull Stryker vehicles for the United States Army.
The Strykers will ship from the Port of Charleston once they have been completed with additional communication, protection, and situational awareness enablers. The vehicles are being prepared for deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
The first Stryker Double-V Hull was delivered this week to the United States Army by General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection.
The work on the rest of the Strykers is expected to be completed by January of 2013.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this report.