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DSEI 2023: BAE Systems readies new versions of Armored Multi Purpose Vehicle with European exports in mind

13th September 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


M1284 Medical Evacuation Vehicle is on one of the five members of the AMPV now in production at the York facilities of BAE Systems (Christopher F Foss)

BAE Systems is displaying the US Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle at DSEI for the first time and is evolving new variants with an eye on the European M113 APC replacement market .

BAE Systems Land and Armaments is showing for the first time at DSEI 2023 its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) which entered service with the US Army in March 2023 with almost 300 having now been built.

In US service this is the replacement for the M113A3 armoured personnel carrier (APC) and variants.

As a number of European countries still deploy M113-series vehicles, BAE Systems see a potential export market for AMPV.

Some of these countries however are already replacing their remaining M113s with other platforms including Denmark with the GDELS MOWAG Piranha 5 8x8 and Norway with the tracked FFG Armoured

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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