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BAE delivers first command variant for ACV program

ACV program

The defence company has supplied the US Marine Corps with the first of a new variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicles for testing.

The defence company has supplied the US Marine Corps with the first of a new variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicles for testing.

BAE Systems has handed over the Command variant of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV-C) to the US Marine Corps for testing, as part of a contract to deliver two variants under the ACV Family of Vehicles program – the ACV personnel carrier (ACV-P) and the ACV-C.

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The ACV-C is designed to provide enhanced communications, coordination and analysis on the battlefield to support command and control operations.

The vehicle leverages multiple work stations for Marines to maintain and manage situational awareness in the battle space, operating access independent networks while on the move.

This is expected to support immediate information synchronization.

“This ACV’s base design for payload makes it a uniquely adaptable platform for the integration of numerous mission capability sets,” John Swift, director of amphibious programs at BAE Systems, said.

“The delivery of the first ACV-C for testing is significant as it provides Marines with advanced operational control for defeating adversaries.

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“Marines will be able to quickly receive and analyse data, coordinate battlefield functions and transmit information to provide terminal mission control rapidly from the mobile protected ACV-C.”

The ACV platform is expected to evolve overtime in accordance with mission needs, allowing for the integration of new capabilities, including turreted, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, anti-air and UAS systems integration. 

The Marine Corps and BAE Systems entered full-rate production on the ACV program after the contract was awarded in December.

Work is currently underway on the ACV-30 variant – a 30mm cannon variant.

[Related: BAE Systems taps SA firm to support frigate, subs programs]

BAE delivers first command variant for ACV program
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