The Army is looking for emerging technologies to test on its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV) that could potentially improve the platform’s performance and reduce life cycle costs.
Officials released a Request for Information
on Thursday to find future mobility, lethality and C4ISR enhancements to the BAE Systems-built AMPV.
“[Project Management Office] AMPV is now seeking opportunities to explore emerging technologies by utilizing the AMPV as a ‘test bed’ for demonstrating future and upcoming technologies,” officials wrote.
Potential enhancements could include examining remote weapon station options and 360-degree situational awareness tools, according to the Army.
Army officials said five prototype AMPVs will be made available for inspect or bailment as part of the ongoing market research efforts.
BAE Systems was originally awarded the AMPV contract in December 2014, and in February the company received $575 million to move the program into low-rate production.