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USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle Goes to BAE Systems

20th June 2018 - 00:03 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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BAE Systems secured a US Marine Corps contract to produce the new fleet of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV 1.1).

The award announcement, made 19 June, follows a successful Milestone C decision the previous day by the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.

‘ACV 1.1 will be an advanced eight-wheeled armoured personnel carrier [providing] a balanced combination of performance, protection and payload at an affordable price,’ John Garner, USMC program executive officer for land systems, told reporters during a teleconference. ‘Today, after a rigorous and thorough test and evaluation period of two competing prototypes, we are

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