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BAE Systems to Sustain U.S. Army AMPV

BAE Systems has won a contract for sustainment and support of the U.S. Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) over the next five years. Atul Chandra - : Jul 12, 2021 - : 5:35 pm

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to $600 million by the U.S. Army for the sustainment and support of the Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) over the next five years.

BAE Systems is currently in low-rate production for the AMPV programme, and has delivered at least one of each of the five variants designed for the family of vehicles.

The U.S. Army received the first Medical Treatment AMPV in December 2020, marking the delivery of at least one of each variant to the Army.

The first production AMPV was a Mission Command variant delivered last year.

The AMPV comes in five variants designed to execute a broad set of missions while operating on the front lines. This sustainment contract enables adding new capabilities and technologies on AMPVs throughout their time in service.

“The AMPV family of vehicles will bring unmatched capability to the battlefield and has demonstrated outstanding survivability and force protection as well as flexibility and growth for the future,” said Bill Sheehy, the AMPV programme director at BAE Systems. “This contract award will not only support production, but it will also allow for future upgrades through the development and integration of new capability sets onto existing variants.”

The all-new AMPV is the first tracked combat vehicle built from the ground up for the U.S. Army in more than two decades.

The Vietnam War-era M113s are being replaced by the highly-survivable and mobile AMPV family of vehicles

The new AMPV’s provide significant improvements in power, mobility, interoperability, and survivability for the Armored Brigade Combat Team over the legacy family of vehicles.

The AMPV’s can execute today’s mission while adapting technologies as they evolve for the future battlefield through its built-in growth space design.

This includes the ability to enhance power generation capability to enable future electronic and network connectivity upgrades.

The other variants in the AMPV family include:

  • The General Purpose vehicle, which operates throughout the battle space to conduct resupply, maintenance, and alternate casualty evacuation from point of injury;
  • the Mortar Carrier, which provides immediate, and responsive, heavy mortar fire support to the ABCT in the conduct of fast-paced offensive operations; and,
  • the Medical Evacuation vehicle, which enables immediate treatment or evacuation at the point of injury to either ambulatory or litter casualties.

Work on the AMPV program takes place across BAE Systems’ industrial network, which includes facilities in Aiken, S.C., Anniston, Ala., Phoenix, Ariz., Sterling Heights, Mich., and York, Penn.

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