Low Rate Production of ACVs for US Marine Corps

US Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicles awarded to Iveco.

13 November 2019


Iveco Defence Vehicles, in partnership with BAE Systems, will deliver additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) to the US Marine Corps under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

The award is for the ACV Personnel Carrier variant (ACV-P) and represents an important next step on the path to full-rate production.

The ACV is an advanced 8x8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is equipped with a new six-cylinder, 700hp engine, which provides a significant power increase over the legacy fleet currently in service.

Iveco says the vehicle delivers best-in-class mobility in all terrain and has a suspended interior seat structure for 13 embarked Marines, blast-mitigating positions for a crew of three, and improved survivability and force protection over currently fielded systems.

Current low-rate production is focused on the ACV-P variant. Further special variants will be added under full rate production within the ACV Family of Vehicles programme. Iveco Defence Vehicles and BAE Systems previously received the Lot 1 and Lot 2 awards.