M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) Will Remain In-Service with Many Armies Well Into the 21St Century. The sustainability solution meets all of the M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) for mobility upgrades with the only differences in the specific mission modules required by a variant to meet its mission. Therefore, M113 variants will all be based on a common mobility platform providing significant saving in logistics such as spare parts inventories and a common maintenance policy. The FNSS M113A4 solution fully meets the requirements for a modern reliable M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV).
The M113A4 & ACV configuration is based on common subsystems which are in service with Land Forces of Turkey, Middle East and South-East Asia regions. The M113A4 is NATO certified which is qualified by the original manufacturer. This configuration significantly improves ease of operation, safety, reliability, performance and durability over the M113A1, A2, YPR & AIFV vehicles. M113A4 delivers significant improvements on mobility and survivability compared to older M113 FoV’ consisting of modern diesel engine and automatic transmission. Reliability and durability have been greatly improved with the installation of the FNSS developed ACV power pack.
The solution closely matches the ACV vehicles that have been tested several times between -20°C to +60°C weather conditions and all terrains. In addition, the M113A4 has undergone a full desert mobility testing and which was successfully completed covering over 2000 miles. This improvement in reliability and durability ensures that during operational deployment, there is a minimum of downtime for the vehicles, thus, releasing valuable maintenance personnel for other tasks. This also guarantees maximum time for operational deployment by the user. This next generation modernized M113A4 FoV provides the user, a reliable simple to operate vehicle with an operational service life more than 20 years.
The M113A4 120mm Armored Mortar Vehicle is the next generation modernized version of the M113 Mortar Carrier vehicles. The vehicle is armed with a 120mm rifled or smooth bore automated mortar mounted inside the vehicle which fires through a hydraulic mortar hatch placed on the hull top. It has a capacity of carrying 4 personnel including driver, commander and 2 mortar crew.
The M113A4 ICV (Infantry Carrier Vehicle) is the next generation modernized version of the M113A1 & A2 Infantry Carrier Vehicle. The vehicle is armed with a 12.7mm MG and 8 ea smoke grenade dischargers and has a capacity of carrying 13 personnel including driver and commander/gunner.
The M577A4 Command Post Vehicle is the next generation modernized version of the M577 vehicles. Vehicle is used as an operational staff officer’s command post at Brigade and Battalion organisation. It can also be configured as a Fire Direction Centre. It has a capacity of carrying 7 personnel including driver, vehicle commander and staff officers.
The M548A4 Cargo Carrier is the next generation modernized version of the M548 vehicles. It is the unarmored derivative of the M113 family and is capable of transporting 4.800 kg of ammunition and general cargo to forward areas in support of field units. The M548A4 is configured with a driver’s cabin capacity of carrying 4 personnel including driver and 3 passengers. A self defence 12.7mm MG is also mounted on top of the crew cabin.
The M113A4 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) is the converted next generation odernized version of the M113A1 & A2 Infantry Carrier Vehicle. It is fitted with a 25mm SABER Turret and has a capacity of carrying 9 personnel including driver and commander/ gunner.
The M113A4 Recovery Vehicle is the next generation modernized version of the M806 vehicles. The Recovery vehicle is fitted with a hydraulic crane mounted to the vehicle top plate and a hydraulic recovery winch with a fairlead assembly mounted inside the vehicle, which facilitates the recovery and towing of both armored and non-armored vehicles in difficult terrain. It is armed with a self defence 12.7mm MG and has a capacity of carrying 3 personnel including driver, gunner and technician.
The M901A4 Anti-Armor is the next generation modernized version of the M901 vehicles. Vehicle is designed to carry an over head M220 2xTOW launcher with 10ea stowed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) rounds inside the vehicle. It has a capacity of carrying 4 personnel including driver, commander, gunner and loader.
The M113A4 ME (Ambulance) is the next generation modernized version of the M113A1 & A2 Ambulance vehicles. The vehicle is a highly manoeuvrable, tracked armored ambulance designed primarily for casualty evacuation from forward battle areas. It has a capacity of carrying driver and a medic with; 2 patients on stretcher and 4 patients on seating position or 9 patients on seating position.