"And this month, after careful consideration, the Department of Defense gave the authorization for 95 more Stryker NBCRs."
For now, the NBCRV is in low-rate initial production, but the Army eventually hopes to have as many as 355 NBCRs.
Crews conduct and execute numerous CBRN search and survey missions during field training exercises (FTXs) to gain greater insight and understanding of the sensors in the NBCRs
. The FTXs also deal with real-world problems (such as flat tires, brake failures, sensor malfunctions, and fuel and oil requirements).
An NBC reconnaissance platoon, initially equipped with the Fox NBCRS, is part of the embedded NBC defense capability for this force.
Work has already begun on key time-phased improvements for our new NBCRS. These include integrated nuclear, biological, and chemical-agent identification; reach-back via secure SATCOM; and command and control of autonomous sensors on unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, and unattended ground sensors.