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E-40. The basic ICV provides armored protection of the two-man crew and a squad of nine Infantry Soldiers. The ICV’s armor protection stops .50-caliber bullets and protects against 152-mm airburst shells. The basic armor package on every Stryker vehicle is a steel hull protecting against 7.62-mm bullets; and a ceramic, added-on appliqué giving protection against 14.5-mm machine guns. Hull floor plate and fuel tank armor protect from blast and fragment effects of antipersonnel mine detonations. Low silhouette and noise output make the vehicle a difficult target to detect and to engage.