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Army's Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) System [Updated December 14, 2021]   [open pdf - 778KB]

From the Document: "The Army's MPF [Mobile Protected Firepower] system is intended to address an operational shortfall: Currently the Army's Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT) do not have a combat vehicle assigned that is capable of providing mobile, protected, direct, offensive fire capability.... The MPF solution is an integration of existing mature technologies and components that avoids development which would lengthen the program schedule. Operationally, the Army wants the MPF to be able to Neutralize enemy prepared positions and bunkers and defeat heavy machine guns and armored vehicle threats during offensive operations or when conducting defensive operations against attacking enemies. In terms of the Army's overall procurement plans for MPF, The Army Acquisition Objective (AAO) for MPF is 504 vehicles, with 14 MPFs per IBCT. The targeted fielding for the First Unit Equipped (FUE) is Fiscal Year (FY) 2025."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11859
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Date:
2021-12-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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