Unique Amphibious Combat Vehicle Under Development

Unique Amphibious Combat Vehicle Under Development

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The US Marine Corps will be equipped with two new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) variants that will be designed to provide troops with enhanced situational awareness and firepower.

The Corps has awarded a contract modification to BAE Systems team to develop new variants for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Family of Vehicles program. Under the $67m contract, BAE Systems and its partner Iveco Defence Vehicles will design and develop the command (ACV-C) and the 30mm medium calibre cannon (ACV-30) variants.

According to BAE, the ACV has proven to be a versatile platform capable of numerous configurations to meet current and future mission requirements. 

Equipped with seven workstations, the ACV-C has the ability to provide situational awareness and control of the battle space.

The ACV-30 is armed with a 30mm cannon to offer enhanced firepower protection to the Marines. The vehicle can also accommodate troop capacity and payload.

The ACV program is in the low-rate initial production (LRIP) phase. BAE Systems won the LRIP contract in June 2018 for the personnel variant (ACV-P).

After selecting BAE Systems, the Marine Corps subjected the ACV to requirements testing. The vehicle performed as per expectations, according to navaltechnology.com. The vehicle is designed to meet the mission objective of deploying Marines from ship to shore.