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Marine Corps Receives 1st BAE-Built Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototype

Marine Corps Receives 1st BAE-Built Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Marine Corps Receives 1st BAE-Built Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBAE Systems handed over an amphibious, ship-launchable and ship-recoverable combat vehicle prototype to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony held Tuesday at the company’s York, Pennsylvania-based facility.

BAE said Tuesday its Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 is designed to meet the Marine Corps’ force protection, water and land mobility, lethality, transportability and survivability requirements for a production-ready platform.

The service branch awarded BAE and Science Applications International Corp. separate contracts worth up to $225 million combined in November 2015 to produce up to 16 ACV 1.1 prototypes.

The Marine Corps plans to test BAE’s prototypes beginning in the first quarter of 2016.

BAE’s ACV 1.1 is based on an Iveco Defence Vehicles-made platform and is designed to feature suspended interior seat structure for 13 embarked Marines as well as blast protected positions for three personnel.

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Written by Ramona Adams

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