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BAE Systems receives US Marine Corps ACV order

Posted 8 December 2023

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).

Above: An Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) with the 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepares to approach the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Image courtesy BAE Systems / US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael Gomez

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.
The ACV 8x8 platform provides true open-ocean amphibious capability, land mobility, survivability, payload and growth potential to accommodate the evolving operational needs of the Marine Corps.
“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 programme, 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.”
ACV-P is the first of a family of four variants to be manufactured and delivered to the Marine Corps. Additional 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 in design and development.
ACV production and support is taking place at BAE Systems locations in Stafford, Virginia, San Jose, California, Sterling Heights, Michigan, Aiken, South Carolina and York, Pennsylvania. Deliveries are anticipated to begin in April 2025.




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