ACV from BAE Systems. US marines showed their new armored personnel carrier
For the first time, the US Marine Corps publicly showed a new generation of amphibious armored personnel carriers that will go into service with the Marine Corps next year. The demonstration of the ACV (Amphibious Combat Vehicle) combat vehicle was held at the Camp Lejeune military training center (North Carolina, reports "Warspot" with reference to the defense-blog.com portal.
The US Marine Corps is planning to transfer to a new vehicle as early as 2019. The tender for the supply of new amphibious armored personnel carriers for the Marine Corps was held in 2015 year. It was attended by five companies that submitted their cars to the competition. At the first stage, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems, which models did not fit the American marines in a number of parameters, the main of which were cost and security, dropped out of the fight. In the final, the Terrex 2 armored car from SAIC and ACV from BAE Systems was considered. As a result, the command of the Corps preferred the combat vehicle from BAE.
The first delivery of an experimental batch of ACV armored personnel carriers is scheduled for the autumn of 2019, the vehicles will be used to replace the outdated AAV tracked armored personnel carriers.
The ACV floating armored personnel carrier was built on the basis of the Italian Iveco SuperAV BTR, it can hold three crew members and up to 13 paratroopers, and its maximum speed is 120 km / h by land and 11 km / h by water. The power reserve of the machine is 500 km, engine power - 690 hp, buoyancy margin - 21%.
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