Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
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March 31, 2022

DESCRIPTION 

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is the replacement for the M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) within the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), comprising approximately 30% of its tracked vehicle fleet.  

The General Purpose variant accommodates two crew and six passengers, and it is reconfigurable to carry one litter and mounted crew-served weapon.  

The Mortar Carrier variant accommodates two crew, two mortar crew, a mounted 120 mm mortar, 69 rounds of 120 mm ammunition, and M95 Mortar Fire Control System.  

The Mission Command variant is the cornerstone of the Army’s ABCT Network Modernization Strategy. It takes advantage of increased size, weight, power, and cooling limitations and provides a significant increase in Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability. The variant accommodates a driver, commander, and three workstation operators, and its red side network provides full Tactical Command Post capabilities at brigade and battalion levels.  

The Medical Evacuation variant includes room for three crew, six ambulatory patients or four litter patients, or three ambulatory and two litter patients, and storage for Medical Equipment Sets.  

The Medical Treatment variant includes room for four crew, one litter patient, and a patient treatment table.  

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER 

AMPV provides significant capability improvement over the M113 FoV in force protection, survivability, mobility, and power generation to incorporate the Army’s inbound network and other future technologies.  

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Weight: 75,000-80,000 pounds
  • Sustained speed: 34-38 mph
  • Acceleration (0-30 mph): 24 seconds
  • Cruising range (at 30 mph): 225 miles
  • Crew Size: Two to four
  • Weapons: Hosts M249, M240, M2, or MK-19; 120 mm mortar

 PROGRAM STATUS  

  • 3Q-4QFY18: Limited User Test, Fort Hood, Texas
  • 4QFY18:
    • Army Requirements Oversight Council for Capabilities Production Document 
    • Production Readiness Review 
  • 2QFY19: Milestone C Decision

 PROJECTED ACTIVITIES  

  • 4QFY21: First Unit Equipped

Acquisition Life Cycle Phase

Production & Deployment  

Contractors

BAE Systems (Sterling Heights, MI; York, PA)