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USMC begins amphib development

25th November 2015 - 09:48 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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Contracts for the USMC’s new amphibious vehicle have been awarded to two companies so they can begin development.

With this milestone, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase 1, Increment 1 (1.1) has now entered the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) stage. The new vehicles will replace the ageing AAV7A1 amphibious vehicles.

The contracts, issued on 24 November are worth a total of $225 million, were awarded to BAE Systems Land & Armaments and SAIC which were selected from a field of five competitors.  BAE's contract is for $103.8 million, while SAIC's is for $121.5 million.

According to William Taylor, Marine Corps

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