BAE gets follow-on deal for Amphibious Combat Vehicle deliveries

Amphibious Combat Vehicle. Photo: Kaitlin Kelly/US Marine Corps

The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems a $119.9 contract modification for the delivery of an additional 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV).

In June 2018, BAE Systems was selected as the preferred builder for the construction of the ACV, a new platform that will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles currently in service.

Delivery of the first ACVs is expected to take place before the end of 2019.

Earlier this year, BAE Systems and teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles were awarded a $67 million contract modification by the US Marine Corps to develop new variants for the ACV family of vehicles program for enhancing battlefield situational awareness and firepower.

The contract was for the design and development of the command (ACV-C) and the 30mm medium caliber cannon (ACV-30) variants. The ACV-C incorporates seven work stations to provide situational awareness and control of the battle space. The ACV-30 integrates a 30mm cannon to provide the lethality and protection the Marines need while leaving ample room for troop capacity and payload.

The I Marine Expeditionary Force will be the first to receive the new ACV when fielding starts in the fourth quarter of 2020. Full operational capability is scheduled for 2023.

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