First Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 based on Iveco Defence Vehicles’s platform
YORK, Pennsylvania - The first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) 1.1 prototypes has been rolled out by BAE Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony today at the company’s York, Pennsylvania facility.
The ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship launch-able and recoverable 8x8 wheeled combat platform. It leverages an existing platform provided by Iveco Defence Vehicles that is highly effective at sea and provides superior land mobility and state-of-the-art systems survivability. The BAE Systems solution balances the Marine Corps’ demands for an affordable, production-ready platform with added designs for increased force protection, water and land mobility, transportability and survivability. The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems a contract for the Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) phase of the ACV 1.1 program in November 2015, one of two EMD contracts issued. During this phase, BAE Systems, supported by Iveco Defence Vehicles experts, will produce 16 prototypes that will be tested by the Marine Corps.
Iveco Defence Vehicles at Eurosatory 2016 Exhibition in Paris
Iveco Defence Vehicles took part in Eurosatory, the largest international exhibition dedicated to defense and civil protection applications, held in Paris from June 13 to 17.
The company showcased its whole range of multirole vehicles, logistic and tactical trucks in its 2.280 square meter stand. During the show, Iveco DV presented the world première of the LMV 2, an evolution of the light multirole vehicle LMV that is already in use in 13 countrys around the world, and the new light range of civil derivation M70.20 WM, used in urban contexts for public order and internal security operations. Also on display was the new High Mobility Tractor M1250.70T WM, equipped with a 680 hp engine. On display also the amphibious platform, manufactured in cooperation with BAE Systems in the framework of the contract for the Development phase of the ACV 1.1 program for the U.S. Marine Corps.