The US Army has awarded BAE Systems Land & Armaments a contract modification for the purchase of an additional 160 armored multi-purpose vehicles (AMPVs).
The modification has a value of $400.9 million and is expected to be completed by February 2023.
Pentagon’s contract announcement from January 21 follows low-rate initial production contracts awarded to BAE Systems in February 2019 for work on the AMPVs that were designed to meet the mission of the US Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCT).
The AMPV program provides the Army with a more survivable and mobile fleet of vehicles that addresses a need to replace the Vietnam War-era M113s. Production will include five variants of the AMPV: command and control, general purpose, medical evacuation, medical treatment, and mortar carrier. They will be replacing thirteen variants of the M113s.
In total, the US Army intends to acquire close to 3,000 AMPVs for a little under $5 billion.