For now, the NBCRV
is in lowrate initial production, but the Army eventually hopes to have as many as 355 of the vehicles.
With the latest in computerized sensor technology, the NBCRV
can sample the ground and atmosphere for contamination, whether moving or standing still, and then automatically transmit a digital warning message of possible contamination to follow-on forces.
will contribute to a sensor network that will provide real-time digitized data through radio frequency and/ or satellite links to the brigade headquarters to provide operational chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) situational awareness and understanding and detailed hazard analysis.
The Stryker NBCRV
represents a vast increase in capability over its predecessor, the Fox, in terms of biological sensing, accuracy, speed, lethality, survivability, and digital communications--it is a true leap ahead," he said.
The battalion CBRN warrant officer also facilitates the maintenance and requisition of CBRNE technical equipment, including the establishment of a consumable program for DRSKO, NBCRVs
, and decontamination systems.
It's also a good idea to open the material port when the NBCRV
is going to sit for days.
Although the NBCRV
is our single most capable CBRN platform and DRSKO improve our dismounted CBRN reconnaissance capability, both of these capabilities are a sustainment challenge for the Army.
To be qualified to operate the NBCRV
, CBRN Soldiers must earn the Additional Skill Identifier L6.
The primary focus during the first quarter of the 6-month training cycle was a battalion level NBCRV
gunnery and squad situational training exercise that resulted in the certification of NBCRV
squads and subteams within each reconnaissance and surveillance platoon, CRT, and decontamination platoon.
37 (Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Reconnaissance and Surveillance) was updated (25 March 2013) to account for the NBCRV
platform and hazard assessment and dismounted-reconnaissance capabilities.
In December 2011, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics authorized the full-rate production of the Stryker NBCRV
The assumption is that, as the NBCRV
replaces the Fox, HBCTs will gain two additional Soldiers, bringing the total to twelve--which is also the SBCT manning requirement.