BAE's ACV contract gets $184 million modification for 36 additional vehicles

By Aidan Quigley / February 11, 2021 at 10:47 AM

The Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $184 million contract modification for the procurement of 36 Amphibious Combat Vehicles, increasing the service's order to 72.

The Marine Corps announced the contract Wednesday, and said work is expected to be completed in April 2023.

The service awarded BAE a $184 million full-rate production contract in December for the first 36 ACVs, following the program's November initial operational capability declaration.

"The ACV was designed to meet the Marines' needs of today while allowing for growth to meet future mission role requirements," John Swift, BAE's director of amphibious programs, said in a Thursday press release.

The ACV out-performed the legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle during the program's initial operational test and evaluation, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester's annual report released last month.

Work will primarily be performed in York, PA, with other work being done in South Carolina, California, Michigan and Virginia, the Marine Corps said.