BAE Systems to release new details about U.S. Army’s AMPV medical vehicles
BAE Systems will reveal new details about its newest two medical variants of the recently developed Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) during the 2019 Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-16.
The AMPV would replace 5 variants of the iconic M113 Armored Personnel Carrier family of vehicles: a general-purpose vehicle, mission command vehicle, mortar carrier, and medical evacuation and treatment vehicles. The new vehicles have nearly 80% more interior volume than their predecessor, and significantly more power and survivability.
For the medical variants, these new improvements mean they will arrive in the Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs) highly capable from a design and technological standpoint to help save Soldiers’ lives.
“The ability of the AMPV to get to the front lines with other combat vehicles means the medical variants will give commanders more options on the battlefield to rescue soldiers who are hurt while remaining engaged in the fight,” said Bill Sheehy, BAE Systems’ AMPV program manager and a 29-year Army veteran who served in the First Gulf War. “From a soldier’s perspective, the Army’s investment in the medical vehicles underscores our country’s commitment to ensure soldiers are protected and have the resources to quickly treat and evacuate those injured in battle.”
BAE Systems has developed the Medical Evacuation variant (MEV) and Medical Treatment variant (MTV) for the U.S. Army.
The Medical Evacuation variant (MEV) provides immediate treatment or evacuation at the point of injury to either ambulatory or litter casualties. Ambulatory patients are able to walk into the vehicle on their own and sit upright while getting treatment, and carry on the fight if necessary. The more serious litter patients need to lie down inside the vehicle to get treatment. The MEV vehicle can accommodate up to six ambulatory patients or four litter cases, or 3 ambulatory and …read more
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