BAE wins deal to supply ACVs to US Marines

Posted on 05 Jul 2018 and read 306 times
BAE wins deal to supply ACVs to US MarinesThe US Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems (www.baesystems.com) a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs), with options for a total of 204 vehicles that could be worth up to $1.2 billion.

Along with partner Iveco Defence Vehicles, BAE Systems prevailed in the Marine Corps’ robust competition for the next generation of vehicles to get the US Marines from ship to shore.

The ACV is designed to provide exceptional mobility in all terrains, plus blast-mitigation protection for three crew and 13 marines.

It is an 8¥8 ocean-capable vehicle equipped with a new six-cylinder 700hp engine, and it can be adapted to accommodate future technologies or requirements.

The BAE Systems team conducted extensive risk-mitigation testing and evaluation of the vehicle’s land mobility, survivability and swim capabilities before delivering the first 16 prototypes to the Marine Corps in 2017.

Over the past 15 months, the company has supported the Marine Corps’ rigorous testing programme.

As a leading provider of combat vehicles, BAE Systems has produced more than 100,000 vehicles for customers world-wide.

Iveco is also a proven manufacturer of combat vehicles, having designed and built more than 30,000 multi-purpose armoured vehicles that are in service today.

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