Just in case you missed it, the U.S. Army changed forever on March 8. That's when the first eight-wheel armored Stryker rolled off an Ontario assembly line. In the future, instead of waiting weeks for 70-ton Abrams tanks to arrive by sea, soldiers anywhere in the world can count on transport planes to deliver 19-ton Strykers in just four days. In May,
on behalf of Test Pages, I became the first civilian to test-drive the Stryker, at the London, Ontario, test track of General Motors Defense Ltd., which is building it jointly with General Dynamics Land Systems.