The US Army has awarded BAE Systems with a US$400 million contract modification to cover the purchase of additional Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPVs).
The service announced on 21 January that it is buying an additional 160 AMPVs with funds from the fiscal year 2019 and 2020 European Reassurance Initiative, as well as the service’s procurement budget.
Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023.
The AMPV is a mature, cost-effective solution that leverages the most modern and proven combat vehicle designs. It meets the Army’s force protection and all-terrain mobility requirements, enabling the AMPV to maneuver with the rest of the Armoured Brigade Combat Team. Commonality within the ABCT also reduces developmental risk and streamlines maintenance, providing significant cost savings to the Army.
According to UPI.com, the US Army plans to buy 2,897 Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles in total, at a total cost of $10.723 billion, or $3.7 million per vehicle.
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