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More US Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicles

Amphibious Combat Vehicle [US Navy: CPO Michael Gomez]

BAE Systems has been awarded a $211 million contract modification by the US Marine Corps for more Amphibious Combat Vehicles.

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Press Release, York PA, 07 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). 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 world’s most capable amphibious vehicle, the ACV 8×8 platform provides true open-ocean amphibious capability, land mobility, survivability, payload, and growth potential to accommodate the ever-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 fulfil 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.

The USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle supplied by BAE Systems is a version of the Iveco SUPERAV 8×8 ACV, seen here at FEINDEF 2021 [© Bob Morrison]

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