Marines Upgrade AAVs

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    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has handed over the first assault amphibious vehicle survivability upgrade (AAV SU) to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Base Quantico.

    The AAV SU is the first of ten vehicles to be delivered as part of a contract with the USMC to perform initial upgrades to AAV SU prototypes.

    Work under the contract includes armour, engine rebuild to improve horsepower and torque, replacing ageing transmission, upgrading suspension components, installation of new water jets, installing blast-resistant seats, and upgrading vehicle control, instrumentation and driver interface systems.

    “We are honoured to support the Marine Corps in this historic endeavour to upgrade vehicles.”
    The older AAV-P7 models were stripped down to the hull and rebuilt from the underbelly up with survivability upgrades, the company said.

    http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newssaic-delivers-first-aav-su-to-us-marine-corps-4837831
     
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