Marine Corps Awards BAE Team Contract to Develop ACV Family of Vehicles

Marines from the Amphibious Combat Vehicle new equipment training team complete an operator course in the vehicle. BAE and Iveco Defence Vehicles will team to produce the ACV Family of Vehicles. U.S. Marine Corps/Ashley Calingo

STAFFORD, Va. — BAE Systems along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles has been awarded a $67 million contract modification by the U.S. Marine Corps to develop new variants for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Family of Vehicles, BAE announced in a release.

“The ACV has proven to be a versatile platform capable of numerous configurations to meet current and future mission requirements,” said John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE. “With this award, BAE Systems will be able to develop a family of vehicles that will deliver the technology and capability the Marines require to accomplish their mission in support of our national security.”

The contract calls for the design and development of command (ACV-C) and 30 mm medium caliber cannon (ACV-30) variants. The ACV-C variant incorporates seven workstations to provide situational awareness and control of the battle space. The ACV-30 integrates a 30 mm cannon to provide the lethality and protection Marines need while leaving ample room for troop capacity and payload.

BAE Systems was previously awarded a low-rate initial production contract last June 2018 for the personnel variant (ACV-P). The Marine Corps announced the ACV had successfully completed anticipated requirements testing and would no longer be pursuing an envisioned incremental ACV 1.1 and ACV 1.2 development approach. The program is now known as the ACV Family of Vehicles, which encompasses the breadth and depth of the vehicle’s capabilities and multiple variants.