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US Army awaits more AMPVs after arrival of first Mission Command vehicle

14th September 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The US Army is making progress on its programme to replace the M113 APC, after receiving first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) from BAE Systems on 1 September. The company delivered a Mission Command variant. 

The M113 is a long-serving vehicle that has been used by the US Army since the 1960s. In recent decades it has undergone a number of upgrades and improvements but there seems to be little scope for further enhancements, paving the way for an entirely new platform.

Mark Cancian, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), explained to Shephard that the …

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