Infantry Drills

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1-148. The Stryker ICV has several levels of protection depending on what armor
and systems have been added. Furthermore, it’s reduced audible and thermal signature, speed provide significant additional protection. Future modifications may include reactive and active armor systems. Currently, the ICV has the following protection features:

  • The basic steel body armor protects against 7.62-mm fire.
  • A spall liner protects Soldiers and equipment from fragments of the inner hull breaking off when hit by a projectile.
  • The ceramic appliqué armor, applied to the basic steel body, protects against 14.5-mm machine gun and 152-mm artillery fragmentation.

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