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US Marine Corps places order for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has been awarded a $211 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract by the US Marine Corps for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) under the Marine Corps’ fourth order for full-rate production (FRP).

In addition to vehicle production, the award covers procurement of 40 FRP ACV Personnel (ACV-P) variants, fielding and support costs, and support and test equipment.

“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,” said Garrett Lacaillade, vice president of amphibious vehicles for BAE Systems.

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

The ACV 8×8 platform is the most advanced amphibious vehicle in the world that offers true open-ocean amphibious capability, land mobility, survivability, payload, and growth potential to fulfil the ever-changing operational needs of the US Marine Corps.

The ACV-P is the first of a series of four variants that will be built and delivered to the US Marine Corps. Other variants include the ACV Command and Control (ACV-C) variant which is currently in production, the ACV 30mm Cannon (ACV-30) variant which BAE Systems is currently under contract to produce multiple production representative vehicles, and the ACV Recovery (ACV-R) variant which is currently being designed and developed.

BAE Systems locations in Stafford, Virginia; San Jose, California; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Aiken, South Carolina; and York, Pennsylvania are responsible for producing and supporting the ACV. Deliveries are expected to begin in April 2025.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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