BAE Systems Delivers First ACV Command and Control Variant to U.S. Marine Corps

ACV-C is tasked with providing Marines with a mobile command center that enables true open-ocean and ship-to-objective amphibious capability, land mobility, and survivability
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  • 07:47 AM, January 13, 2024
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BAE Systems Delivers First ACV Command and Control Variant to U.S. Marine Corps
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BAE Systems has successfully delivered the initial Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps.

This marks a significant step in enhancing the Marine Corps' operational capabilities by providing a mobile command center aimed at facilitating situational awareness and operations planning in the battlespace.

The ACV-C is equipped with open-ocean and ship-to-objective amphibious capabilities, coupled with land mobility, survivability, and substantial growth capacity. This capacity enables the integration of future technologies, making the ACV adaptable to mission requirements. BAE Systems, through collaboration with the Marine Corps, has demonstrated the ACV's capability to integrate future technologies, including advanced battle management, communications, multi-domain targeting management, beyond-line-of-sight sensors, and Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) with autonomous and unmanned systems.

The ACV program entered full-rate production with a contract award in December 2020. Currently, two of the four ACV variants are in production at BAE Systems' facility in York, Pennsylvania. These include the ACV Personnel variant (ACV-P), designed for transporting 13 combat-loaded Marines and three crew, and the new ACV-C variant. Additionally, Production Representative Test Vehicles (PRTVs) for the ACV 30mm (ACV-30) are in production. The ACV-30 is armed with a 30mm Remote Turret System, providing lethality and protection while maintaining space for troop capacity and payload.

The ACV Recovery variant (ACV-R), the fourth variant under contract, recently completed the first phase of the design process. BAE Systems plans to deliver production representative test vehicles in 2025. The ACV-R is designed to provide direct field support, maintenance, and recovery to the ACV family of vehicles.

ACV production and support are taking place at BAE Systems locations in Stafford, Virginia; San Jose, California; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Aiken, South Carolina; and York, Pennsylvania.

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