First production vehicle General Purpose of AMPV family at AUSA 2017
BAE Systems presents latest production vehicle of General Purpose from the family of Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) at AUSA 2017, the Association of United States Army exhibition and conference in Washington D.C. The AMPV is a critically important program intended to replace the Vietnam-era M113 Family of tracked Vehicles in service with the U.S. Army.
The AMPV will provide U.S. Army Soldiers with superior survivability protection and all-terrain mobility to go anywhere, which are essential requirements for the battlefield. BAE Systems’ AMPV is a mature, low-risk and cost-effective solution that rapidly delivers continued combat overmatch capability for the Army.
The AMPV program is essential to the future of the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and will fulfill the Army’s strategy of protection, mobility, reliability, and interoperability. The AMPV, which will be integrated with the ABCT, is required to operate alongside the M1 Abrams main battle tank and the M2 Bradley tracked IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle).
In December 2015, BAE Systems has delivered the first prototype Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) to the U.S. Army. The AMPV family will includes- five variants including the General Purpose Vehicle, Mission Command Vehicle, Medical Evacuation Vehicle, Medical Treatment Vehicle and Mortar Carrier Vehicle. It is a mature, cost-effective solution that leverages proven Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer designs.
The General Purpose variant accommodates two crew, six passengers, is reconfigurable to carry one litter, mount crew served weapon, integrates two Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) or two Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), Vehicle Intercom (VIC)-3, Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE), Duke v3, and Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2)/Blue Force Tracker (BFT).