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Amphibious Combat Vehicle Series


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2016 (1st Prototype)
Manufactured by: BAE Systems & Iveco Defense Vehicles
Crew: 3+13 (Base APC)
Armament: Remote Weapons System fitted with (1) .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher or Javelin ATGM (Base APC)
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Program was a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) program initiated in approximately 2011 to replace their tracked AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles.  The ACV Program also replaced earlier USMC initiatives, including the Marine Personnel Carrier, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Programs.  The ACV was envisioned to be to be used for amphibious sea landings as well as be capable to be used effectively on land. 

BAE Systems partnered with Iveco Defense Vehicles utilizing their SuperAV 8x8 Amphibious Armored Vehicle, as their submission for the ACV Program.  BAE Systems' vehicle was selected as a finalist, along with the ST Kinetics Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle, which BAE ultimately won. The first variant produced was the Armored Personnel Carrier, with other versions planned.  The other variants are Command, (ACV-C), Logistics (ACV-L), Recovery (ACV-R) and Weapons (ACV-30) Vehicles.  The ACV-30 mounts a turret (Kongsberg MCT-30) fitted with a 30mm cannon and 7.62mm machine gun.  The ACV-30 variant was later upgraded and improved and coined the ACV Technology Demonstrator (ATD).

In approximately 2019 the USMC commenced the Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) Program as the method to select a replacement for the LAV.  Two "official" finalists have submitted prototypes to the USMC as of late 2022.  Textron Systems submitted the Cottonmouth ARV and General Dynamics Land Systems submitted their Advanced Recon Vehicle.  As a side-note, the USMC has also requested the ACV be considered as an ARV candidate, although it was not formally submitted as a contender. The ACV was to be assessed as produced, but with added Command, Control, Communications & Computers/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C4/UAS) equipment being fitted. The selection of the new ARV is planned for late 2023, with production commencing in 2024.
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Amphibious Combat Vehicle Photos BAE Systems
Amphibious Combat Vehicle Photos U.S. Marine Corps
  SuperAV Photo Iveco Defense Vehicles

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Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Army Technology.com
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos BAE Systems
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Defense News.com
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Global-Security.org
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Military.com
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Military-Today.com
Amphibous Combat Vehice Information & Photos Naval News
SuperAV Amphibious Armored Vehicle Information & Photos IVECO Defense


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