DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. — The U.S. Army announced September 1 the award of the full rate production contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, to BAE Systems of York, Pennsylvania. The total award value for the initial vehicle order of $797 million, with additional options for a potential total contract amount of $1.6 billion.
AMPV is the replacement for the M113 family of vehicles, which comprises approximately 30 percent of tracked vehicles within the Armored Brigade Combat Teams, or ABCTs. The AMPV addresses the M113’s shortcomings in survivability and force protection; mobility and power; and features the ability to incorporate future technologies and the Army’s Network.
“Given the scope and scale of the M113 Family of Vehicles within the ABCT, the AMPV is a significant investment decision for the Army,” said Maj. Gen. Glenn Dean, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems. “The platform offers Soldiers better protection and survivability.”
The platform shares a common powertrain and suspension with the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzer, which will reduce logistical and mechanical burdens within ABCTs.
The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was the first brigade to replace its M113s with AMPVs. The unit completed its training on the platform and received over 130 AMPVs to complete a full brigade set this past July.
The Army is using a multi-phased approach to develop, produce, and field the AMPV. The Army has received over 276 of the approximately 450 vehicles to be delivered by the end of 2024. The Army will start receiving delivery of the full rate production vehicles the beginning of 2025.
The AMPV is one of the Army’s top 35 modernization priorities, fulfilling the Army’s strategy of protection, mobility, reliability and interoperability. The Army’s worldwide AMPV fleet will include nearly 3,000 vehicles delivered within the next 20 years.
“The five variants of the AMPV will provide commanders with viable capabilities to maneuver across the full breadth of the ABCT battlefield,” Dean said.
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