The Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service Washington
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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.