BAE Systems lands $173M contract for Marine combat vehicles
Modification brings total contract to more than $1.7B
Arlington-based BAE Systems has received a $173 million contract modification for delivery of additional amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs) to the Marine Corps, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
The modification, which exercises options to procure and produce 36 ACVs, brings the total value of the contract to more than $1.7 billion, according to the announcement. Work is expected to be complete by March 2024.
The ACV is a next-generation vehicle designed to move Marines from ship to shore and will be a primary means of tactical movement for infantry battalions at sea and ashore. BAE was chosen to deliver the first 30 ACVs in 2019 with more than 600 planned. The ACVs are intended to replace the service’s Amphibious Assault Vehicle, which entered service in 1972, according to the Congressional Research Service.