BAE, SAIC Named as Finalists in Marines ACV Competition

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    BAE, SAIC Named as Finalists in Marines ACV Competition

    QUANTICO, Va. — BAE Systems and SAIC beat out three other manufacturers in a competition to build engineering and manufacturing development prototype vehicles for the Marine Corps' next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), which will ferry troops ashore and into battle, the service

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/br...d-finalists-marines-acv-competition/76312760/

    The two companies were selected from five competitors, and each was awarded a contract to build 13 vehicles now, with an option to build three additional vehicles each at a later date. BAE Systems’ contract is for $103.8 million, while SAIC’s is for $121.5 million.

    http://news.usni.org/2015/11/24/mar...echicle-1-1-contracts-to-bae-systems-and-saic

    BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 solution is an advanced 8x8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is based on a platform developed by IVECO Defence Vehicles. It is equipped with a new 6-cylinder, 700HP power pack, which provides a significant power increase over the current Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...Systems-Team-Awarded-Development-Contract-U.S.

    SAIC Terrex Fact Sheet:

    https://www.saic.com/media/152765-SAICTERREX2_factsheet.pdf

    Terrex:

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    The old AAVs are obsolete for today's battlefield. Insufficient mine protection, too tall, too wide, too big. I predict that many AAVs will be donated to allied nations in the pacific and the rest either scrapped or sold to collectors and other militaries.
     
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    Hmm I wonder, will the new amphibious vehicles will be tracked or wheeled?
     
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    For this program they will be wheeled. I am not sure if they will have any tracked Amphibious Fighting vehicles anymore. Lately the trend has been to eliminate lightly armored tracked vehicles. Looks like we will be operating light armored wheeled vehicles or heavily armored tracked vehicles like the Bradley. Nothing in the middle.

    We have this but it is more for beach landings

     
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    Well the amphibious vehicles traces its history back from World War II, and because now there are helicopters and vehicles such as LCAC that can land vehicles such as Bradley (if there will be a military operations that involves both the US Navy and US Army) and the Marines operating V-22s, I guess tracked light armored amphibious vehicles are redundant.

    But I remember that there was a vehicle called "Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle" that was supposed to replace the AAVP.
     
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    Wheels on wet beach sand? A wheeled amphibious vehicle? Anyone know how the performance of wheels stacks up to tracks? I've driven in wet ground before... I got stuck:p.

    I dunno, wheels seems out of place for an amphib:confused:. I guess that's what variable pressure wheels are for. Inflate for flat, hard ground, deflate for soft, uneven surfaces.

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    A good rundown of the competitors here: One Of These Will Be The Next U.S. Marines Amphibious Combat Vehicle
     
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    Wheels arn't the best but I think they are good once you get on shore because they are very quiet when driving. These are good for conducting quiet infiltrations on the enemies coast, I am not sure but I think some of these could be placed in Littoral Combat Ships and would be useful in that task.
     
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