The Stryker is a family of 8 wheel drive heavily armored vehicles designed to maneuver more easily in close and urban terrain while providing protection in the open. It is being produced in two major variants: the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS), while the ICV comes in nine different variants. The Stryker can be deployed by C-5 Galaxy (carries 4), C-17 Globemaster (carries 3), and C-130 Hercules (carries 1) military transport aircraft and be combat-ready upon arrival.