US Marine Corps orders additional 14 ACV-command vehicles from BAE Systems
The US Marine Corps has awarded British defense company BAE Systems a contract for 14 amphibious combat vehicle command (ACV-C) vehicles.
The contract covers the procurement of 14 full-rate production ACV Command variants and associated production, and fielding and support costs. According to the contract notice, the variants are expected to be produced by 2024.
The value of the contract is $89.4 million.
In January this year, the firm received a contract modification for the second lot of full-rate production of ACVs worth $169 million.
BAE Systems is already under contract to deliver two variants of the ACV family of vehicles to the US Marine Corps: the ACV personnel variant (ACV-P) and the ACV command variant (ACV-C). The company has also received a design and development contract for a 30mm cannon variant (ACV-30), and a recovery vehicle (ACV-R) is also planned.
In addition, the firm has received task instructions from the US Marine Corps to complete a study of incorporating advanced reconnaissance vehicle command, control, communication and computers/unmanned aerial systems mission payload into an ACV variant.