BAE Systems to supply 14 additional ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles to USMC

by Zaur Babashov | Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 200 views

The U.S. Department of Defense on May 9 announced that BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. is awarded an $89,467,675 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,825,427,258.

This contract modification provides for the exercise of options for the procurement of 14 full-rate production ACV Command variants and associated products, and fielding and support costs. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%), with an expected completion date of July 2024. Fiscal 2022 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $89,467,675 will be obligated at the time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

The ACV is an 8×8 amphibious armored vehicle designed and manufactured by BAE Systems in collaboration with the Italian company Iveco Defence Vehicles. The hull has been designed to provide high levels of protection against both mine and IED attacks without compromising the vehicle’s amphibious performance. In the water, the ACV is propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 11 km/h thanks to two propellers which were situated on either side of the hull at the rear. The ACV is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine developing a 690 hp maximum. The vehicle can reach a top road speed of 105 km with a maximum cruising range of 523 km at 89 km/h.

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