USMC purchases 33 BAE Systems amphibious combat vehicles
WASHINGTON – The US Marine Corps is buying 33 amphibious combat vehicles from BAE Systems for a total of $169.3 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing a statement from the US Department of Defense [DoD].
- US Marines will have a new, better and more powerful amphibious combat vehicles
- The US purchased 26 Amphibious combat vehicles for its Marine Corps
- BAE Systems Develops New Amphibious Combat Vehicle for U.S. Marine
In addition to the production of amphibious combat vehicles, the value of the contract includes operating and maintenance costs. The Pentagon expects BAE Systems to fulfill the order by August 2023.
The company says engineers are currently working on developing at least three options for Marine missions. These are ACV-C, ACV-30, and ACV-R.
BAE Systems amphibious combat vehicles are developed on an 8×8 platform. According to the company, they are real amphibians in the water and many mobile vehicles on land. The main goal of such military systems is the timely and safe deployment of soldiers from land to water and vice versa.
BAE Systems’ new ACVs also has enhanced features beyond the standard understanding of an amphibious combat vehicle. ACE’s BAE Systems are built to perform various reconnaissance missions on land, have integrated electronic warfare systems, as well as anti-aircraft and UAS systems.
ACV weapon systems are also diverse, ranging from medium to large caliber weapons.
According to a statement from the US State Department, work on the production of the 33 ordered Anfibi combat vehicles will take place in several places in the US – York, Pennsylvania [60%]; Aiken, South Carolina [15%]; San Jose, California [15%]; Sterling Heights, Michigan [5%]; and Stafford, Virginia [5%].
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