Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Ready for delivery to the US Army

AMPV Roll off Event
AMPV Roll off Event
BAE Systems' first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is ready for delivery to the US Army. The first vehicle to replace the Army's Vietnam War era M113 was launched from the production line.

One of the modern military constants is that some pieces of equipment become obsolete before they are even used, while others remain functional for decades. Now, it's the turn of the US Army's classic M113s to make way for the new AMPV, which is produced in five variants as part of the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT's Network Modernization Strategy.Based on the general design, each AMPV variant takes advantage of the technology developed for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. and the M109A7 Self Propelled Howitzer, and the Army will receive 450 engines under the current contract.
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV)
AMPV Roll off Event
AMPV variants include the Mission Command vehicle, which uses advanced digital satellite technology for command and control functions; General Purpose vehicles for supply, maintenance and alternative evacuation of victims; a Mortar Carrier to provide artillery support; Medical Evacuation vehicles for treatment and immediate evacuation; and a Medical Care vehicle which is a "railroad operating room".
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Each of these variants share advanced electronics and an upgraded power generation system to support emerging technologies. They also have reactive armored tiles that ward off incoming explosive warheads with counter-detonation, thickened armor to protect against mines, and automatic fire suppression systems. There's also greater visibility for drivers, enhanced network connectivity, and Beyond Line-of-Sight capabilities.
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
"Completing the first AMPV for delivery marks a major milestone for the program and the US Army," said Bill Sheehy, AMPV program director for BAE Systems' Ground Vehicle product line. "The AMPV is designed to fulfill the Army's mission for the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), and lay the foundation for a future battlefield."
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle


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