BAE Systems recently unveiled a groundbreaking prototype of the Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) variant of the US Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV).

This development is part of a massive $797-million deal aimed at replacing the aging M113 Armored Personnel Carriers with cutting-edge technology and modular designs, offering both versatility and future readiness.

The C-UAS prototype offers enhanced anti-aircraft and anti-armor capabilities, showcasing the Army’s commitment to evolving its armored forces for modern warfare.

The unveiling of the C-UAS prototype is a pivotal moment in the AMPV program’s journey, which is poised to shape the future of the battlefield for decades to come.

BAE Systems’ AMPV Program Director, Bill Sheehy, emphasized the vehicle’s modularity and flexibility, making it an adaptable and growth-ready platform while hinting at the possibilities beyond the current family of vehicles.

Innovations in the AMPV CUAS Prototype

The AMPV C-UAS prototype incorporates several innovative features that are set to redefine the capabilities of armored vehicles in the US Army:

1 | Moog Reconfigurable Integrated-Weapons Platform (RIwP) Turret

At the heart of the C-UAS prototype is the Moog Reconfigurable Integrated-Weapons Platform (RIwP) turret, a key component of the Army’s Mobile Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) system.