Accession Number:

AD1017540

Title:

The Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Congressional Research Service Washington

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Report Date:

2016-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle AMPV is the Armys proposed replacement for the Vietnam-era M-113 personnel carriers, which are still in service in a variety of support capacities in Armored Brigade Combat Teams ABCTs. While M-113s no longer serve as infantry fighting vehicles, five variants of the M-113 are used as command and control vehicles, general purpose vehicles, mortar carriers, and medical treatment and evacuation vehicles. An estimated 3,000 of these M-113 variants are currently in service with the Army.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE