BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Sterling Heights, Michigan is awarded a $140,3 million modification to exercise options for the fixed-price-incentive (firm target) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLIN) 3001, 3002, and 3003 portions of a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0006). This modification is for the purchase of 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 and associated production, fielding and support costs. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania (85 percent); and Aiken, South Carolina (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2020.
Fiscal 2019 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $140,354,780 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website. The option CLINs were included within that contract and are being exercised in accordance with FAR 52.217-7 option for increased quantity-separately priced line item. The U.S. Marine Corps’ Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006)
BAE Systems submitted a bid for the development of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 vehicles in May 2015. It received a $103.7m engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) contract to deliver 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototypes in November 2015. USMC carried out developmental testing and operational assessment of the 16 amphibious combat vehicles in the first half of 2017. The vehicles exhibited superior mobility on land and in water during the tests. BAE Systems was preferred to its competitor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) by the USMC in June 2018.The company received a $198m contract for the initial delivery of 30 ACVs in June 2018. The contract also includes options for the delivery of up to 204 vehicles, bringing the total contract value to $1.2bn.
Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 is a new armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by BAE Systems in collaboration with Iveco Defence Vehicles. The ACV 1.1 programme was initiated by the US Marine Corps (USMC) in 2011 to replace its age-old amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) family, which entered service in 1972. ACV 1.1 is based on an 8×8 wheeled amphibious platform developed by Iveco Defence Vehicles. The armoured hull of the vehicles has been developed using mine-resistant floor materials. The ACV can be launched and recovered from the sea using a ship. It can perform operations smoothly even in the adverse sea state 3 conditions. The vehicle is designed to accommodate three crew members and 13 dismounted troops. It offers enough space to carry supplies required for the incumbents to survive for two continuous days.