BAE Systems to supply U.S. Army with 160 Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $400,905,801 modification (P00080) to contract W56HZV-15-C-A001 to procure 160 Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV).

BAE Systems to supply U.S. Army with 160 Armored Multi Purpose Vehicles
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) (Picture source: BAE Systems)

Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 European reassurance initiative, defense; and procurement of weapons and tracked combat vehicles, Army funds in the amount of $400,905,801 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

The AMPV (Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle) is a new tracked armored vehicle for U.S. Army designed, developed and manufactured by the Defense Company BAE Systems to replace the family of M113 used by U.S. Armed Forces since 1960. The contract's LRIP phase will cover 289 vehicles, and under current plans it is expected that 2,907 AMPVs could be procured in five variants, each to replace versions of the M113A3 vehicle family. These are the 120 mm mortar carrier, mission command, medical evacuation, medical treatment, and general-purpose vehicles. The US Army has a requirement for 2,907 vehicles in five versions including 386 120 mm Mortar Carrier Vehicles, 993 Mission Command Vehicles, 790 Medical Evacuation Vehicles, 216 Medical Treatment Vehicles and 216 general-purpose vehicles.