The Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $67 million contract to develop modifications and new variants of the service’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV). Under terms of the contract, BAE and Iveco Defence Vehicles will produce command (ACV-C) and 30mm medium caliber cannon (ACV-30).
The command variant offers seven workstations that would provide Marines with improved situational awareness, allowing them to better control the battle space. The ACV-30 adds a dimension of lethality and protection to a platform already able to carry troops and payload.
Work on the two ACV variants will take place in Stafford, Va., San Jose, Calif., Sterling Heights, Mich., Aiken, S.C., and York, Pa.