M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle
||This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. (May 2013)|
|M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle|
|Type||CBRN reconnaissance vehicle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Length||6.95 m (22.92 ft)|
|Width||2.72 m (8.97 ft)|
|Height||2.64 m (8.72 ft)|
|Armor||14.5 mm resistant|
|Engine||Caterpillar 3126 turbo diesel
260 kW (350 hp)
|Power/weight||15 kW/t (19 hp/sh tn)|
|500 km (300 mi)|
|Speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
The NBCRV provides situational awareness to increase the combat power of the SBCT. The core of the NBCRV is its on-board integrated NBC sensor suite and integrated meteorological system. An NBC positive overpressure system (where interior air pressure is higher than ambient air pressure outside, rather than vice versa) minimizes cross-contamination of samples and detection instruments, provides crew protection, and allows extended operations at MOPP 0. It replaces the M93 Fox vehicle.
The NBCRV detects and collects chemical and biological contamination in its local environment on the move through point detection (Chemical Biological Mass Spectrometer (CBMS) and Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS)), and at a distance through the use of a stand off detector (JSLSCAD) [clarification needed]. It automatically integrates contamination information from detectors with input from on-board navigation and meteorological systems and automatically transmits digital NBC warning messages through the Mission Command System.
As of 2010, the U.S. Army does not plan to field Stryker Double V-Hull (DVH) versions of the NBCRV in Afghanistan.
Chemical Biological Mass Spectrometer (CBMS), built by Hamilton Sundstrand, is a detection system for chemical warfare agents and biological warfare agents. CBMS was originally developed by a team lead by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
In October 2013, the U.S. Army decided to reduce the overall number of M1135 Strykers it will procure from 417 to 307 vehicles.
- U.S. Army (2010). "M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV)". Retrieved 22 May 2011.
A NBCRV team consists of a Stryker NBCRV and a four person crew
- "Army Fact File - Stryker". Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- Army overview[dead link]
- U.S. Army. "Stryker Family of Vehicles – Double V-Hull (DVH)". Retrieved 22 May 2011.
At present, the Army does not plan to field Stryker DVH versions of the Mobile Gun System (MGS) and the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) in the OEF theater of operation.
- DSCA news release - DCSA.mil, 25 July 2013
- Army plans radical upgrade of Stryker brigades - Militarytimes.com, 12 January 2014