Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV)
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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 percent of its tracked vehicle fleet.

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).

The Mortar Carrier variant accommodates two crew, two mortar crew, a mounted 120 mm mortar, 69 rounds of 120 mm ammunition, two HMS radios, a SINCGARS radio, VIC-3, DVE, Duke v3, FBCB2/BFT 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, communications and computer capability. The variant accommodates a driver and commander and two 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, two integrated HMS radios, VIC-3, DVE, Duke v3, FBCB2/BFT and the 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 sec
  • 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

3QFY16: Critical Design Review
1QFY17: First prototype delivery
3QFY17: Production Prove Out and Live Fire Testing
3Q-4QFY18: Limited User Test, Fort Hood, Texas
4QFY18:

  • Army Requirements Oversight Council for Capabilities Production Document
  • Production Readiness Review

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

1QFY19: Milestone C Decision
4QFY21: First Unit Equipped

Contractors

Prime:

  • BAE Systems (York, PA)