Media reported that BAE Systems is ready to deliver the first AMPV armored utility vehicle to the U.S. Army. BaE Systems is understood to have prepared five spin-off versions of the new AMPV armoured utility vehicle as a successor to the old chariot decades ago. On August 31st, the first AMPVs to replace the Vietnam-era M113 were officially launched.
Screenshot of the video (from: BAE Systems)
As part of the ABCT Armoured Brigade Combat Force, these AMPV armoured utility vehicles use the same style language. The M109A7 self-propelled howitzer design is also incorporated from Bradley’s chariots.
根据 BAE Systems 与军方签订的合同，该公司将一共生产 450 辆 AMPV 装甲多功能车，以取代越战时期的 M113 。
The spin-off includes a mission command vehicle equipped with advanced digital satellite technology for command and control functions.
This was followed by generic models for resupply, maintenance and evacuation of the wounded, mortar models with artillery support, medical models for immediate treatment and evacuation, and medical models for “war zone operating rooms”.
Although users vary, these models are equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and improved power generation systems to support emerging technologies.
They also have thickened armor that protects against bombs and mines, complemented by automatic fire suppression systems. In terms of handling, the new AMPV also offers a wider field of view, improved network connectivity, and over-the-horizon combat capabilities.
“AMPV is designed to meet the future mission needs of the Army Armoured Combat Brigade,” said Bill Sheehy, Program Leader, BAE Systems Field Vehicle Product Line. The completion of the delivery of the first AMPVs represents an important milestone in the Army’s program.”