US Marines order more BAE amphibious vehicles

BAE Systems has been awarded a $211m modification project to a previously awarded contract by the US Marine Corps for more amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs). In addition to vehicle production, the award covers procurement of 40 FRP ACV Personnel (ACV-P) variants, fielding, support costs, and support and test equipment.

The world’s most capable amphibious vehicle, the ACV 8x8 platform provides a true open-ocean capability, land mobility, survivability, payload and growth potential to accommodate the ever-evolving operational needs of the Marine Corps.

Garrett Lacaillade, VP of amphibious vehicles for BAE Systems, said: “With this contract – and alongside our strategic partner, Iveco Defence Vehicles – we are able to continue to offer the Marine Corps predictability, stability and continuity with production and the supply chain to deliver ACVs on time and on budget.

With more than 200 ACVs delivered to date, this programme, which began fullrate production in December 2020, has matured to deliver this critical capability so that the US Marines can fulfill their missions around the world.”

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