BAE Systems won a $797 million contract to continue producing the U.S. Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.
The contract includes additional options for a potential total amount of $1.6 billion.
“Entering full-rate production is a momentous milestone in the lifecycle of a production program for both the U.S. Army and BAE Systems,” said Jeremy Tondreault, president of the Platforms & Services sector at BAE Systems.
This work brings the AMPV program into full-rate production, making it the first newly designed vehicle in the Army’s fleet to reach this production stage in 30 years. The AMPV also replaces the Army’s fleet of Vietnam War-era M113 family of vehicles, as they provide critical survivability, mobility and interoperability upgrades to the Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“The AMPV is the next generation replacement for the venerable M113, and we are proud that this critical capability is on its way to the men and women who need our most capable combat vehicles on the front lines,” Tondreault said.
The Army first awarded BAE Systems the AMPV contract in 2014 and signed a low-rate initial production contract in 2018. The first LRIP vehicle was delivered in August 2020.
Work on the program takes place in BAE Systems’ facilities in Aiken, South Carolina; Anniston, Alabama; Phoenix, Arizona; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and York, Pennsylvania.