BAE Systems delivers ACV-30 variant to US Marine Corps

Posted on 2 February, 2024 by Advance 

BAE Systems has delivered the first production representative test vehicle (PRTV) of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle 30mm Cannon (ACV-30) variant to the US Marine Corps for testing.
Above: An ACV-30 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Courtesy BAE Systems

Garrett Lacaillade, vice president of the amphibious vehicles product line for BAE Systems, said: "ACV-30 equips dismounted Marines with direct fire support allowing them to simultaneously find, fix and engage targets more effectively and efficiently than current systems.

"Innovating for the future, consistent with Force Design 2030 priorities, we have teamed with our strategic partners Iveco Defence Vehicles, KONGSBERG and the Marine Corps to deliver not only an incredibly lethal capability but a vehicle and weapon system that has the growth potential to incorporate new technologies to defeat future threats."

ACV-30 is the third variant in the ACV family of vehicles designed, developed and built since BAE Systems was selected as the prime contractor for the programme in 2018. The vehicle mounts a stabilised, medium calibre Remote Turret System manufactured by KONGSBERG that provides the lethality and protection Marines need while leaving ample room for troop capacity and payload while keeping the crew under armour. The remote turret eliminates the space requirement of legacy turreted cannon systems and provides more room to transport troops or mission essential equipment and reduces weight for better mobility.

BAE Systems is currently in full-rate production with the ACV Personnel (ACV-P) variant and ACV Command and Control (ACV-C) variant and is on contract for the design and development of an ACV Recovery (ACV-R) variant which will provide direct field support, maintenance and recovery to the ACV family of vehicles.

Each customisable ACV variant in the family of vehicles provides true open-ocean and ship-to-objective capability, land mobility, survivability and growth potential to meet the evolving operational needs of Marines around the world.

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