M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle

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M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle
M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle.jpg
Type CBRN reconnaissance vehicle
Place of origin  United States
Specifications
Weight 15+ t
Length 6.95 m (22.92 ft)
Width 2.72 m (8.97 ft)
Height 2.64 m (8.72 ft)
Crew 4[1]

Armor 14.5 mm resistant[2]
Engine Caterpillar 3126 turbo diesel
260 kW (350 hp)
Power/weight 15 kW/t (19 hp/sh tn)
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
Operational
range
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[2]

The M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) provides nuclear, biological and chemical detection and surveillance for battlefield hazard visualization.

The NBCRV provides situational awareness to increase the combat power of the SBCT.[3] 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.[4]

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.

On 25 July 2013, Iraq requested the sale of 50 M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles for $900 million.[5]

In October 2013, the U.S. Army decided to reduce the overall number of M1135 Strykers it will procure from 417 to 307 vehicles.[6]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army.

  1. ^ 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 
  2. ^ a b "Army Fact File - Stryker". Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  3. ^ Army overview[dead link]
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ DSCA news release - DCSA.mil, 25 July 2013
  6. ^ Army plans radical upgrade of Stryker brigades - Militarytimes.com, 12 January 2014