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Replacement of Vietnam War-era Armoured Carriers Continue

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Replacement of Vietnam War-era Armoured Carriers Continue

April 2,2024

By:ThemeSpiral.com

BAE Systems has received a $754 million contract award to continue producing the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) family of vehicles (FoV) for the US Army.This contract begins the second phase of full-rate production of AMPVs between March 2026 and February 2027.

The multi-mission ready AMPV FoV replaces vehicles from the Army’s Vietnam War-era M113 family, modernizing the force and providing critical survivability, mobility, and interoperability upgrades to the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).

“It’s crucial that we continue to replace the M113s, and that we do it at a pace that ensures Soldiers are unmatched on the modern battlefield. We are fully committed to continue our swift work with the Army to produce high-quality AMPVs at an increased and sustained rate for Soldiers,” said Bill Sheehy, BAE Systems AMPV programme director.

“This next phase for AMPV furthers our joint efforts to equip the ABCT with a combat platform that helps them successfully achieve missions they’ll encounter today and decades from now, in addition to having a highly capable vehicle that can maneuver with the fleet in the toughest terrains out there.”

The Army first awarded BAE Systems the AMPV engineering and manufacturing development contract in 2014 and signed a low-rate initial production contract in 2018. This most recent milestone follows the programme’s full rate production contract award in August 2023.

Currently produced in five variants including the General Purpose, Mortar Carrier, Medical Evacuation, Medical Treatment and Mission Command, the AMPV operates in various roles for the warfighter, with hulls that serve as a foundation to upgrade to future mission roles.

BAE Systems remains committed to the future of the AMPV platform, ensuring that soldiers are unmatched on the modern battlefield. It was also reported that the company is promoting a top plate system as an avenue for rolling out new versions and possible foreign militaries to consider as they modernize their fleet of legacy vehicles including the many M113 type vehicles in service in the Asia-Pacific region. – adj/shp/mgm (Pic: BAE Systems)

Replacement of Vietnam War-era Armoured Carriers Continue

BAE Systems has received a $754 million contract award to continue producing the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) family of vehicles (FoV) for the US Army.This contract begins the second phase of full-rate production of AMPVs between March 2026 and February 2027.

The multi-mission ready AMPV FoV replaces vehicles from the Army’s Vietnam War-era M113 family, modernizing the force and providing critical survivability, mobility, and interoperability upgrades to the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).

“It’s crucial that we continue to replace the M113s, and that we do it at a pace that ensures Soldiers are unmatched on the modern battlefield. We are fully committed to continue our swift work with the Army to produce high-quality AMPVs at an increased and sustained rate for Soldiers,” said Bill Sheehy, BAE Systems AMPV programme director.

“This next phase for AMPV furthers our joint efforts to equip the ABCT with a combat platform that helps them successfully achieve missions they’ll encounter today and decades from now, in addition to having a highly capable vehicle that can maneuver with the fleet in the toughest terrains out there.”

The Army first awarded BAE Systems the AMPV engineering and manufacturing development contract in 2014 and signed a low-rate initial production contract in 2018. This most recent milestone follows the programme’s full rate production contract award in August 2023.

Currently produced in five variants including the General Purpose, Mortar Carrier, Medical Evacuation, Medical Treatment and Mission Command, the AMPV operates in various roles for the warfighter, with hulls that serve as a foundation to upgrade to future mission roles.

BAE Systems remains committed to the future of the AMPV platform, ensuring that soldiers are unmatched on the modern battlefield. It was also reported that the company is promoting a top plate system as an avenue for rolling out new versions and possible foreign militaries to consider as they modernize their fleet of legacy vehicles including the many M113 type vehicles in service in the Asia-Pacific region. – adj/shp/mgm (Pic: BAE Systems)

Source:

https://adj.com.my/2024/04/02/replacement-of-vietnam-war-era-armoured-carriers-continue/