U.S. Army pushes AMPV back one year, costs rise

The Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) programme, which is designed to replace the Vietnam-era M113’s, is being delayed by 12 months following the U.S. Army’s new draft request for proposal (RFP) issued earlier this week. In the previous RFP issued in March the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract phase was due to run for four years – in the October redraft that is now scheduled to take five. The cost of the EMD is also expected to increase from a...
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