STRYKER MEDICAL EVACUATION VEHICLE
a. The Stryker medical evacuation vehicle (MEV) is the primary ambulance
platform for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT). The MEV provides the
mounting capability to transport four patients on standard NATO litters or six ambulatory
patients, in addition to an ambulance team of three (see figure 4-6). The MEV provides
protection for the patient and the medical team and enhances the medical care in a
protected environment with adequate lighting and accessible medical equipment. The
MEV provides essential force health protection.
b. The MEV incorporates an automatic litter-lifting capability that improves on
the M-113 ambulance that requires awkward lifting of the litters to the upper patient
securing system. On the MEV, the medical only has to carry the litter to the back of the
vehicle, load it onto a tray, and push it in. The vehicle will slide the litter over and then
raise it up to the upper locked position.
c. Patients are loaded in the following order.
Upper right berth (least seriously injured casualty).
Lower right berth.
Upper left berth.
Lower left berth (most seriously injured casualty).
Figure 4-6. Stryker MEV and standard crew.