BAE Systems has rolled out the first prototype armored multipurpose vehicle (AMPV) to the US Army. This unique piece of equipment is designed to provide enhanced mobility, survivability, force protection, and combat superiority.
“The AMPV prototype vehicles are the result of a highly collaborative relationship between the Army and our industry team,” said Beach Day, program director for AMPV at BAE Systems Combat Vehicles. “Through this relationship, we have been able to design a vehicle that provides a modern, robust solution that meets the needs of today’s soldier and of the future force.”
The AMPV is a fully modern, highly flexible vehicle that includes five variants and is designed to replace the Vietnam War-era M113 family of vehicles. It is a mature, cost-effective solution that leverages proven Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer designs. It meets the army’s force protection and all-terrain mobility requirements that enable the AMPV to maneuver with the rest of the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). Maximizing commonality within the ABCT reduces developmental risk and provides significant cost savings to the army.
January 5, 2017