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Marine Corps looks to AAV autonomy and water speed

22nd February 2019 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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US Marine Corps representatives are looking at the possibilities of equipping the ageing Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) fleet as autonomous combat platforms as well as continuing to explore other high water speed vehicle options. 

This comes as the service has cancelled its AAV Survivability Upgrade programme and is currently consolidating its Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 and 1.2 programmes into a single line of effort, 

The exploratory efforts were outlined during the recent West 2019 conference by Maj Justin Davis, deputy director of the USMC’s Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch.     

According to Davis, the AAV Survivability Upgrade was recently

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