Additional orders have been placed by the U.S Marine Corps with BAE Systems, along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles for an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the programme. This award brings the total vehicle orders for the ACV to 116, and moves the program closer to full-rate production.
According to the contract for the, CNH Industrial subsidiary
Iveco Defence Vehicles is providing its 8×8 amphibious armoured platform design, core components and services for the new generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) contract awarded in 2018
Current low-rate production is focused on the ACV-P variant. Further special variants will be added under full rate production within the ACV Family of Vehicles program.
Iveco Defence Vehicles and BAE Systems previously received the Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 awards.
An advanced 8×8 open ocean-capable vehicle, the ACV is equipped with a new six cylinder, 700hp engine, which provides a significant power increase over the legacy fleet currently in service.
The vehicle delivers best-in-class mobility in all terrain and has a suspended interior seat structure for 13 embarked Marines, blast-mitigating positions for a crew of three, and improved survivability and force protection over currently fielded systems.
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