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BAE Systems Showcases latest Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Prototype at AUSA Global Force

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BAE Systems Showcases latest Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Prototype at AUSA Global Force

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BAE Systems Showcases latest Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Prototype at AUSA Global Force
BAE Systems Showcases latest Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Prototype at AUSA Global Force

BAE Systems is showcasing its future-driven Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype configured with the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP) at the 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium. ExMEP, also described as the universal top plate, provides a common integration point across all AMPV hull structures to allow for seamless and modernized technology enhancements. This prototype marks the third successful capability combination in the last six months. The AMPV’s ExMEP is capable of adapting to more than 30 turret systems and builds on the vehicles modular approach enabling the rapid integration of new mission roles into the AMPV family of vehicles.

“I was one of those Soldiers in the battlefield, so I can tell you firsthand how critical it is to field modern capabilities quickly. Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving threats on the battlefield is the objective of the AMPV with ExMEP,” said Bill Sheehy, AMPV program director for BAE Systems.

BAE Systems is showcasing its future-driven Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype configured with the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP) at the 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium.
BAE Systems is showcasing its future-driven Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype configured with the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP) at the 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium. (Photo by BAE Systems)

The latest prototype features Elbit America’s UT30, a 30mm unmanned turret. BAE Systems also fully integrated and successfully demonstrated a C-UAS prototype in November 2023 prior to delivering a 120mm unmanned Turreted Mortar capability to the U.S. Army in January 2024—all utilizing the ExMEP design.The newest prototype demonstrates the capabilities of ExMEP and the options it provides the Soldiers for rapid integration of next-generation technology onto an already-proven hull. The purpose-built platform exemplifies many opportunities for future capability configurations for the Army and its allies.

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is a U.S. Army program to replace the M113 armored personnel carrier and family of vehicles. AMPV is a sub-project of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program. In 2014, the U.S. Army selected BAE Systems‘ proposal of a turretless variant of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle to replace over 2,800 M113s in service. The program is essential to the future of the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and will fulfill the Army’s strategy of protection, mobility, reliability, and interoperability. The AMPV will be integrated with the ABCT and is required to operate alongside the M1 Abrams tank and the M2 Bradley.

BAE Systems is showcasing its future-driven Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype configured with the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP) at the 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium.
BAE Systems is showcasing its future-driven Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) prototype configured with the External Mission Equipment Package (ExMEP) at the 2024 AUSA Global Force Symposium. (Photo by BAE Systems)

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