BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has unveiled the first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle prototype that will work to provide mobility, survivability, force protection and combat capacities to the Army.
BAE Systems Inc. built the vehicle to address the Army’s force protection and all-terrain mobility requirements and support operations with the Armored Brigade Combat Team, the subsidiary said Thursday.
BAE added the AMPV incorporated designs from the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer vehicles and is set to replace the military service’s M113 vehicle series.
Beach Day, AMPV program director at BAE’s combat vehicles sector, said the Army and the company collaborated on the vehicle to help meet the present and potential needs of warfighters.
The AMPV was featured during a ceremony at a BAE facility in York, Pa.