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Upgrading the M113 armored personnel carrier

In partnership with the Brazilian Army, we are upgrading 150 of its armored personnel carriers to the A2 MK1 configuration as well as providing training to personnel on the upgrade and maintenance of the vehicles
The M113 is the largest family of armored tracked vehicles in the world. It includes more than 80,000 vehicles globally and more than 40 variants. As one of the most widely used combat vehicles, the M113 family plays a key role in the militaries of at least 44 countries.

In 2011, we were awarded a contract to upgrade existing Brazilian M113B vehicles to the newer A2 MK1 variant. During this upgrade, the team, utilizing resources in local industry and Army depots, is re-using existing vehicle hulls, hatches, and ramps and replacing or upgrading components including the engines, transmissions, and cooling systems. We are also transferring technology into the new vehicles and are working with the Brazilian Army to train personnel on the upgrade and maintenance of the vehicles.

Proven Versatility

An example of a M113A2 variant
An example of a M113A2 variant

The M113 has proven to be the most versatile of military tracked vehicles in the world. It can transport 12 troops plus a driver and is capable of amphibious operation, extended cross-country travel over rough terrain, and high-speed operation on improved roads and highways. With current and ongoing improvements in power-train technology, armor developments, active and passive protection and suspension enhancements, the M113 will continue to play a significant role for the next three to four decades.