Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV)
As of 2015 the program was scheduled to deliver 2,897 vehicles at a total cost of $10.723 billion, or $3.7 million per vehicle
The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is the replacement for the M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) within the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), comprising approximately 30 percent of its tracked vehicle fleet.
The General Purpose variant accommodates two crew, six passengers, is reconfigurable to carry one litter, mount crew served wᴇᴀᴘoɴ, integrates two Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) or two Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), Vehicle Intercom (VIC)-3, Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE), Duke v3, and Force XXI ʙᴀттʟᴇ Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2)/Blue Force Tracker (BFT).
The Mortar Carrier variant accommodates two crew, two мoʀтᴀʀ crew, a mounted 120 mm мoʀтᴀʀ, 69 ʀouɴᴅs of 120 mm ᴀммuɴιтιoɴ, two HMS radios, a SINCGARS radio, VIC-3, DVE, Duke v3, FBCB2/BFT and M95 Mortar Fire Control System.
The Mission Command variant is the cornerstone of the Army’s ABCT Network Modernization Strategy. It takes advantage of increased size, weight, power and cooling limitations and provides a significant increase in command, control, communications and computer capability. The variant accommodates a driver and commander and two workstation operators, and its red side network provides full Tactical Command Post capabilities at brigade and ʙᴀттᴀʟιoɴ levels.
The Medical Evacuation variant includes room for three crew, six ambulatory patients or four litter patients or three ambulatory and two litter patients, two integrated HMS radios, VIC-3, DVE, Duke v3, FBCB2/BFT and the storage for Medical Equipment Sets.
The Medical Treatment variant includes room for four crew, one litter patient and a patient treatment table.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
AMPV provides significant capability improvement over the M113 FoV in force protection, survivability, mobility and power generation to incorporate the Army’s inbound network and other future technologies.
3QFY16: Critical Design Review
1QFY17: First prototype delivery
3QFY17: Production Prove Out and Live Fire Testing
3Q-4QFY18: Limited User Test, Fort Hood, Texas
Army Requirements Oversight Council for Capabilities Production Document
Production Readiness Review
1QFY19: Milestone C Decision
4QFY21: First Unit Equipped