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US decided on the look of the new light armored vehicle

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The US Ground Forces (SV) determined the final terms of the tender for the manufacture and subsequent delivery of the AMPV (Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle) multi-purpose light-armored vehicle.


Throughout 2012-2013. preliminary information on the conditions of the competition has already been published, but it was finally clarified only now. This was announced by the American weekly "Defense News".

Despite sequestration and the process of further reducing the military budget to billions of dollars, the AMPV program is not likely to be significantly curtailed. The construction of 2907 machines for 13 years is assumed. The cost of one unit is approximately 1,8 million dollars.

In October, 2013, the US SV, published information according to which the provision of a contract for the production of AMPV was postponed for a year. Its value has increased by several hundred million dollars. It was assumed that the AMPV vehicles would replace outdated tracked armored personnel carriers (BTR) M-113.

Under the new terms, an agreement will be concluded on 5 years with one supplier in May 2014. First, 29 machines will be produced for official testing, and with 2020, the head lot will be released. Initially, 29 million dollars were allocated to the test phase of the 388 AMPV units, and the tests themselves were planned to be carried out in f. 2014-2017 fg. Then the funding for this stage was increased to 458 million dollars, and the dates were shifted to FN 2015-2019. However, on November 26 the announced amount was reduced to $ 436 million.

The amount of financing for the production of 289 AMPV machines in the framework of the release of the head lot eventually increased from 1,08 billion dollars to 1,2 billion dollars. The total amount of the cost of issuing AMPV before the start of mass production will be 1,68 billion dollars. In the military budget for 2014 f.d. CB USA requested 116 million for the development of this program and Congress allocated these funds.

The contract for the production of the main lot of AMPV machines will be transferred to one contractor. The main competitors are BAE Systems (BAE Systems), which introduced the Bradley version of the infantry fighting vehicle (BMP) without a tower combat module, and General Dynamics, which offered Stryker BTR with W- shaped bottom, as well as a tracked version of the same armored personnel carrier.

The AMPV program is gradually acquiring special significance as the US Army abandons the development of heavy and expensive infantry fighting vehicles as the main infantry fighting vehicles. However, the future of the project and its financing will remain unclear for several months - until representatives of the Department of Defense prepare a five-year plan for changes in the US military budget, which must be approved by the Minister.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 29 November 2013 09: 54 New
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    Throughout 2012-2013 preliminary information on the terms of the competition has already been published, but it has been finalized only now.
    I would like to see a photo of samples of promising weapons and military equipment ...
    1. kirieeleyson
      kirieeleyson 29 November 2013 10: 37 New
      +1
      http://topwar.ru/26725-yumoristicheskaya-istoriya-razrabotki-bmp-bradley.html
    2. bask
      bask 29 November 2013 16: 44 New
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      Quote: svp67
      I would like to see a photo of samples of promising weapons and military equipment and their performance characteristics ..

      BAE Systems, which introduced the Bradley version of the infantry fighting vehicle (BMP)

      ,, Bradley ,, without a tower module.
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 29 November 2013 19: 13 New
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        ,, Bradley ,, without a tower module.


        Similar to M-113


        1. bask
          bask 29 November 2013 20: 32 New
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          Everything that someone resembles.
          "Bradley" has 6 road wheels M-113 5, and so on ....

          And better, they bought ready-made armored personnel carriers from the German company FFG.
          A worthy replacement for M 113, on components and assemblies ,, Leo 1 2 ,,

          "" Bradey M2 ""
  2. stalker
    stalker 29 November 2013 09: 54 New
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    that they sculpt them so high, they say I sit high I look far laughing
    1. Desert Fox
      Desert Fox 29 November 2013 10: 09 New
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      The point is not in the profile of the machine, but in the tasks for the solution of which, in combat conditions, it was created. Vryatli she will have to break through the enemy’s defenses along with tanks, and there will be enough soldiers to deliver fighters, ammunition, provisions to the front line. Here, most likely, a dog of its size is buried, in a payload.
  3. shaitan
    shaitan 29 November 2013 10: 01 New
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    Test target in the picture :)
    1. vushel
      vushel 29 November 2013 19: 14 New
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      Do not underestimate the enemy.
  4. predator.3
    predator.3 29 November 2013 10: 02 New
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    BTR "Stryker" (Stryker) with a W-shaped bottom,

    And what kind of bottom is this? maybe a typo, it will be more correct with a V-shaped? request
    1. bask
      bask 29 November 2013 17: 06 New
      +1
      AMPV, is a replacement for the fleet of obsolete M-113 armored personnel carriers, which are included in the configuration of the heavy battle group brigade (HBCT).
      BTR, without manned turret, "Bradley", wheeled combat armored personnel carriers "Stryker" "and MRAP.
      Perhaps AMPV, wakes up, on three platforms.

      In Germany, the AMPV is an light armored personnel carrier, an armored car.
      Manufacturer - Krauss-Maffei and Rheinmetall Defense.
      AMPV in Germany adopted in 2011.
  5. Akim
    Akim 29 November 2013 10: 07 New
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    The cost of one unit is approximately 1,8 million dollars

    Something cheap. Base Stryker, costs about 5 lyam.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 29 November 2013 11: 14 New
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      So the F-35 they initially had on paper was much cheaper than it turned out now.
  6. karal
    karal 29 November 2013 10: 10 New
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    Russian armored vehicles are better, more reliable and more beautiful.
    1. bairat
      bairat 29 November 2013 11: 55 New
      +1
      only for some reason the landing party here prefers to ride on armor, so there are more chances to survive. we have no normal armored personnel carrier or bmp.
    2. alone
      alone 29 November 2013 19: 56 New
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      Quote: karal
      Russian armored vehicles are better, more reliable and more beautiful.


      to praise one’s own only because one’s own, and spread rot on someone else’s for the fact that someone else’s amateurish approach is designed for + in the rating.
  7. Archikah
    Archikah 29 November 2013 10: 13 New
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    I think yes V-shaped. Otherwise, it’s some kind, not an armored personnel carrier.
    But - [According to estimates of the combat use of the Stryker armored personnel carrier in Iraq, a special report was compiled by the US military on the effectiveness of using the machine. According to military experts, this machine is so inconsistent with the tasks that were set before it that its further modifications for use in the troops seem unlikely. ] There is still a lot - this is from November 08, 2011 in VO. It is doubtful that they will be able to do something good with such sediment. laughing
    1. bairat
      bairat 29 November 2013 12: 25 New
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      There, the main complaint is that it does not hold an RPG shot. In addition to Israeli heavy armored personnel carriers, who else holds it?
      1. alone
        alone 29 November 2013 19: 58 New
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        Quote: bairat
        There, the main complaint is that it does not hold an RPG shot. In addition to Israeli heavy armored personnel carriers, who else holds it?


        in principle, it all depends on the grenade launcher. if the shooter is good and the tank will not stand.
  8. makarov
    makarov 29 November 2013 10: 17 New
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    Quote: svp67
    I would like to see a photo of samples of promising weapons and military equipment ...


    This is unfortunately not possible. After all, the author clearly indicated that today even R&D has not been formulated.
    1. svp67
      svp67 29 November 2013 10: 20 New
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      Quote: makarov
      This is unfortunately not possible. After all, the author clearly indicated that today even R&D has not been formulated.
      You yourself answer that it is possible, but after carrying out certain work. Well then, let's change the question a little - can you read the "terms of reference"?
  9. mountain
    mountain 29 November 2013 14: 01 New
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    Furniture manufacturers have a term, the more terrible a sofa is, it is more convenient to sit in it.
  10. DimychDV
    DimychDV 30 November 2013 09: 22 New
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    Our light armored vehicle, you see, should be on the chassis of the T-62, no less. For - Our microcalculators are the largest in the world! So that, by chance, a simple battering ram with a sub-twist would drive such "light" cars into the ground.