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Bradley based armored vehicles to replace M113s in US Army service

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems $1.2 billion contract develop and produce Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV) based on Bradley chassis to replace the 50 year old M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers that haved served the army since the Vietnam War. The contract worth $1.2 billion (with options) will fund the production of 318 vehicles.

AUSA 2014 photo report – Upgunned AFVs

The MCT30 turret from Kongsberg mounted on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. As a remote controlled turret the overhead installation frees much needed space in the protected fighting compartment, while leaving the commander and gunner adequate operating space below. The turret is accessible from the hull and the gun can be reloaded manually if required; the turret could also have a hatch to enable the vehicle commander to lok out if necessary.

Increasing lethality for the Bradley

A Bradley fighting vehicle up-gunned with ATK XM813 30mm cannon integrated into a Kongsberg MCT-30 Remote Turret was recently demonstrated in fire at Fort Benning, GA. The new 30-mm cannon is intended to replace the 25-mm M242, giving vehicles greater firepower.

US Army Evaluates the Israeli Namer, Swedish CV9035 AIFVs at Ft....

About 45 Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning's experimentation force, conducted platoon-level operations on five different platforms at Fort Bliss, Texas, evaluating two international and three US AIFVs, including the Namer, CV9035, Double-V Hull Stryker and turret-less Bradley.

JLTV Programs Enters the Final Phase

Preparing for the next phase in the Joint Light Tactical vehicle (JLTV) program, the U.S. Army Tacom Life Cycle Management Command in Warren Michigan gathered five bids yesterday, for the upcoming 27 month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.

Elbit Systems 2011 – Returning to Growth

Elbit Systems, Israel’s leading defense systems manufacturer has increased revenues in the fourth quarter to US$798.7 million, indicating 11.8% growth, compared to $714.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The company's order backlog has also increased and is now exceeding $5 billion.

BAE Systems to Modernize Bradley Vehicles through $47 Million Contract

BAE Systems recently received a $47 million contract modification to modernize 95 M2/M3 Bradley armored vehicles, through the reset process - replacing old and...

BAE Systems offer Bradley Variants for M113 Replacement

After more than five decades in service, the M113 is finally reaching the point where the Army looks for the replace this aging fleet....

BAE Systems offer Bradley Variants for M113 Replacement

After more than five decades in service, the M113 is finally reaching the point where the Army looks for the replace this aging fleet....

U.S. Army Plan To Modernize Armored Vehicles Makes Sense

It's tempting to look at the Army's cancellation of the solicitation for a next-generation troop carrier and conclude that the service has lost its...

U.S. Army Requests Proposals for a New Combat Vehicle

February 25, 2010: The US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) released today the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Technology Development (TD)...

U.S. Army Outlines Ground Combat Vehicles Priorities

By 2017 the Ground Combat vehicle is expected to begin replacing the M2/M3 Bradley Infantry Combat Vehicle. At a later stage it could also...

U.S. Army Outlines Ground Combat Vehicles Priorities

General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army describes the new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) "the most important combat development...

Combat Vehicles on Display at AUSA 2009

AUSA, Washington DC, October 2009: The exhibition provided a preview of potential improvements for major platforms, such as the Stryker, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Paladin self...