If the JSLSCAD gets delayed or cancelled, the new NBC RVs also will be outfitted with the M21 detector.
JSLSCAD is unlikely to be deployed aboard Stryker vehicles in the foreseeable future.
Military and industry sources confirmed that both the JSLSCAD and the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) programs are under scrutiny by the office of the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, Claude Bolton.
Like JSLSCAD, it failed to detect simulated agents in recent tests.
The joint program office for chemical and biological defense, which manages the development and testing of both systems, did not respond to several requests for information on the status of JSLSCAD and JCAD.