Bulgaria Cleared to Purchase 183 Stryker Vehicles for $1.5B

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  • 06:02 AM, September 2, 2023
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Bulgaria Cleared to Purchase 183 Stryker Vehicles for $1.5B
M1130 Stryker vehicle @U.S. DoD

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 183 Stryker vehicles and related equipment to Bulgaria, a NATO ally, for $1.5 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has delivered the required certification today, notifying Congress of this potential sale. The sale includes 90 XM1296 Infantry Carrier Vehicles – Dragoon (ICVD), 17 M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicles, nine M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicles, 33 M1130 Command Vehicles, 24 M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicles, 10 M1135 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, as well as machine guns and remote-operated weapons stations.

This sale follows Bulgaria's agreement, a month ago, to send approximately 100 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Bulgaria, which possesses substantial stocks of Soviet weaponry, continues to bolster its military capabilities.

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