BAE Systems Showcases Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle with Elbit Systems Turret

The company secured a $754 M. contract with the US Army

BAE Systems Showcases Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle with Elbit Systems Turret

Photo: BAE Systems website

BAE Systems announced that it has received a $754 million contract award to continue producing the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) family of vehicles (FoV) for the U.S. Army. This contract initiates the second phase of full-rate production of AMPVs between March 2026 and February 2027. The multi-mission-ready AMPV FoV replaces vehicles from the Army's Vietnam War-era M113 family, modernizing the force and providing critical survivability, mobility, and interoperability upgrades to the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).

At the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium held last week in Huntsville, Alabama, BAE Systems demonstrated an AMPV complete with a 30mm unmanned turret from Israeli Elbit Systems. This showcase aimed to demonstrate the AMPV's capability to easily swap turrets for different mission roles.

The company notes that the AMPV is currently produced in five variants, including general purpose, mortar carrier, medical evacuation,  medical treatment, and mission command. The AMPV operates in various roles for the warfighter, with hulls that serve as a foundation to upgrade to future mission roles. 

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