BAE Systems’ land and weapons business has been awarded a five-year, $ 600.2 million contract to provide assistance to the next generation of U.S. Army armored vehicles for future integration into the U.S. Army. ‘Armored Brigade Combat Team.
The multipurpose armored vehicle, as well as the M113 family of vehicles that AMPV is intended to replace, will be supported by BAE Systems Land & Armaments until July 6, 2026, under the cost-plus contract, the Ministry of The defense said Wednesday.
Replacing the aging M113 platforms, AMPV will perform operations with the M1 Abrams tank and the M2 Bradley. The new vehicle is intended to meet the safety, mobility, reliability and interoperability requirements of the service branch in order to ensure the survival of soldiers.
AMPV variants for troop transport, mission command, mortar carrier, medevac and medical treatment missions are manufactured by BAE as part of the low-rate production phase of the program.
Meanwhile, the M113, which is also covered by the Army Support Contract, is a family of armored tracked vehicles dating from the Vietnam War, currently in use by at least 44 countries. It should continue to operate over the next three to four decades.
The Army Contracts Command will award orders under the contract which will determine the work locations and contractor funding.