BAE to Supply 33 Additional ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles for USMC

The current contract is about $170 million, while the total value of the contract given to BAE Systems to supply ACVs to the US Marines is $ 3.354 billion

BAE to Supply 33 Additional ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles for USMC

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US DoD awarded last week BAE Systems Land & Armaments a $169,334,012 modification contract to produce 33 more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) for U.S. Marine Corps. The total value of the contract if all options are exercised is $3,354,159,920.

Armyrecognition.com reports that BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 solution is an advanced 8x8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is based on a platform developed by the Italian company IVECO Defense Vehicles. It is equipped with a new 6-cylinder, 700HP power pack, which provides a significant power increase over the current Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

The ACV vehicle has a suspended interior seat structure for 13 embarked Marines, blast-mitigating positions for a crew of three, and improved survivability and force protection over currently fielded systems.

BAE Systems has developed four variants of the ACV including the ACV-30 fitted with a turret armed with one 30mm automatic cannon, ACV-P armored personnel carrier, ACV-C command post, and ACV-R armored recovery vehicle.

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