Amphibious combat vehicle from BAE Systems gets $184 million add-on contract from U.S. NavyNews
February 11, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. BAE Systems has signed a contract option worth $184 million with the U.S. Marine Corps to provide more amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) under full-rate production.
This contract modification is intended to cover production, fielding, and support costs for the ACV personnel carrier (ACV-P) variant; the original full-rate contract dropped in December 2020 and covered the initial run of 36 vehciles; 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 information from BAE Systems, the ACV is a highly mobile, survivable, and adaptable platform for conducting rapid ship-to-shore operations, thereby enhancing combat power to the battlefield.
John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE Systems, said of the most recent contract option: “The exercising of this option validates years of teamwork in partnership with the Marines to provide the most adaptable amphibious vehicle possible to meet their expeditionary needs. The ACV was designed to meet the Marines’ needs of today while allowing for growth to meet future mission role requirements.”