ARLINGTON, Virginia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (19th February 2019) it became clear that BAE Systems has received two armoured multi-purpose vehicle (AMPV) contract modifications from the U.S. Army at $575 million for low-rate initial production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Bill Sheehy, AMPV program director for BAE Systems’ combat vehicles business, commented, “Moving into this phase of the AMPV program is exciting because it brings soldiers one step closer to deploying this critical capability for completing their missions and coming home safely. We have been preparing for this moment and are ready to take this program to the next stage.”
BAE Systems is a major supplier of combat vehicles to the U.S. military and allied nations. For that purpose the company has an extensive manufacturing network across the United States and continue to make investments in it. The works under AMPV program will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Aiken, South Carolina; San Jose, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and York, Pennsylvania.
Under the AMPV program the U.S. Army will receive a more survivable and mobile fleet of vehicles for solving the issue with the critical need of replacing the M113s. The manufacturing will involve 5 AMPV variants: general purpose, command and control, medical evacuation, medical treatment, and mortar carrier.
The AMPV is a mature, cost-effective solution that meets the force protection and all-terrain mobility requirements of the U.S. Army.
The above mentioned contract modifications follow the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase and a Milestone C decision. Within the EMD phase, BAE Systems manufactured and delivered prototype vehicles to the U.S. Army, which were tested and evaluated.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a leading company in the field of providing of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy, other government agencies, as well as selected commercial customers. The company has four full-service shipyards in Florida, California, Virginia, and Hawaii and offers an extremely experienced workforce, eight dry-docks/railways, and significant pier space and ship support services.
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Source: BAE Systems