The Government of North Macedonia has requested the possible sale of fifty-four (54) Stryker Vehicles, to include M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV), M1130 Command Vehicles (CV), and M1129 Mortar Carrier Vehicles (MCV). Also included are Also included are M2A1 .50 cal machine guns; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; Harris radios; Common Remote Operated Weapons Station (CROWS); Defense Advanced GPS Receiver; AN/VAS-5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer; spare parts and components; special tools and test equipment; publications and technical manuals; training; field service representatives; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services, and other related elements of program and logistical support. The estimated cost is $210 million.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally which is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will improve North Macedonia’s capability to meet current and future threats by increasing operational capabilities, force availability, and promote military cooperation. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; vehicles will be produced at GDLS-Canada in London, Ontario. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require one (1) Stryker contractor representative for twelve (12) months, two (2) CROWS contractor representatives for two (2) months, and four (4) contractor representatives for two (2) months to travel to North Macedonia to conduct the Operator and Maintenance OCONUS.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.