Amphibious Combat Vehicles to be delivered to USMC under BAE Systems contractNews
February 15, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has received a $184 million contract option from the U.S. Marine Corps for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under full-rate production. The contract award will cover production, fielding, and support costs for the ACV personnel carrier (ACV-P) variant.
BAE Systems was awarded the first full-rate production contract option in December for the first 36 vehicles. This option on that contract increases the total number of vehicles under full-rate production to 72, for a total value of $366 million.
According to the company, the ACV is a highly mobile, survivable, and adaptable platform for conducting rapid ship-to-shore operations. BAE Systems is under contract to deliver two variants to the Marine Corps under the ACV Family of Vehicles program: the ACV-P and the ACV command variant (ACV-C). A 30mm cannon (ACV-30) is currently under contract for design and development and a recovery variant (ACV-R) is also planned.
The Marine Corps selected BAE Systems along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles for the ACV program in 2018 to replace its legacy fleet of Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV), also built by BAE Systems.