This lightweight carrier is a product improved version of the M730A1 that is used to transport the Improved (and heavier) M54A2 Chaparral Aerial Intercept Guided Missile pallet. The vehicle incorporates the Reliability Improvement Selected Equipment (RISE) power package and a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) collective protection system. The M730A2 was the first M113 FOV derivative to use the RISE package.
Approximately 500 M730A1 systems were converted to M730A2 RISE during the period of FY88 through FY93 at three depot locations. Fieldings were completed in the third quarter of FY93. Residual conversion kits are being used to support M548A1 to M548A3 conversions.