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BAE Systems test fires AMPV C-UAS

Posted 24 January 2024

BAE Systems has successfully tested its Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) prototype during a recent live fire demonstration.

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As part of a collaborative effort with Moog, these positive results exemplify opportunities for future capability growth within the purpose-built modular framework of the AMPV platform.

In various realistic battlefield scenarios at the Big Sandy range in Kingman, Arizona, the AMPV C-UAS prototype demonstrated the ability to accurately detect, track, identify and defeat or disable stationary and moving aerial and ground targets.

The exercise displayed the turret engaging with ground targets and utilising a slew-to-cue capability to target both stationary and moving small drones with 30mm proximity rounds.

“From the earliest combat capability concept stage of the AMPV programme, we intentionally designed a modular and flexible configuration to provide an adaptable and ready-for-growth platform for the warfighter,” said Bill Sheehy, BAE Systems AMPV programme director. “In just over one year, our successful collaboration with Moog on the C-UAS prototype showcased the art of the possible of what a rapid response from leading industry providers can drive. When it comes to setting the tone for future integration at a higher standard and better pace for Soldiers, this is just the beginning of what you’ll see from the AMPV.”


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