BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for the sustainment and support of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) from the U.S. Army. This sustainment contract allows for adding new capabilities and technologies on AMPVs throughout their time in service.
The contract, which will be carried out over the next five years, is worth up to $600 million.
The AMPV comes in five variants designed to execute a broad set of missions while operating on the front lines. These variants include a general purpose vehicle for troop transport, along with mission command, mortar carrier, medical evacuation and medical treatment versions.
BAE Systems is currently in low-rate production for the AMPV program, and has delivered at least one of each of the five variants.
This contract establishes BAE Systems as the sole source provider for sustainment system and technical support, as well as post-production sustainment and support for the AMPV program.
The all-new AMPV is the first tracked combat vehicle built from the ground up for the U.S. Army in more than two decades.
The AMPV program is aimed at replacing the Vietnam War-era M113s in order to provide significant improvements in power, mobility, interoperability, and survivability for the Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“The AMPV family of vehicles will bring unmatched capability to the battlefield and has demonstrated outstanding survivability and force protection as well as flexibility and growth for the future,” said Bill Sheehy, the AMPV program director at BAE Systems.
“This contract award will not only support production, but it will also allow for future upgrades through the development and integration of new capability sets onto existing variants.”
Work on the AMPV program is taking place across BAE Systems’ industrial network, which includes facilities in Aiken, S.C., Anniston, Ala., Phoenix, Ariz., Sterling Heights, Mich., and York, Penn.