Replacing M113 Armored Personnel Carriers
- The US Army released its finalized RFP to acquire Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV) to be used for a variety of support roles, from medical treatment and evacuation, to mission command and other functions. They expect EMD funding to peak in FY16 at $174M, followed by a low rate initial production phase in 3 options of between $244M and $505M each. Eventually close to 3,000 vehicles could be produced. After 5 decades of use, M113s have been found versatile but they lack power and protection, among the gaps to be filled with the APMV’s requirements.
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