Marine Corps ACV 1.1 EMD contracts won by SAIC and BAE Systems
QUANTICO, Virginia. U.S. Marine Corps officials selected SAIC in McLean, Virginia, and Land & Armaments LP in Sterling Heights, Michigan, for the Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase contracts of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program. Each contract calls for solution is to be built from the ground up to be an amphibious vehicle.
Each contract calls for the procurement of 13 prototype vehicles as well as services associated with manufacturing, engineering, logistics and program support. Each also has an option during the base period of performance to procure an additional three EMD vehicles. The contracting activity is the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia.
The contracts include options for 60 low-rate initial production vehicles and 148 full-rate production (FRP) vehicles and services associated with manufacturing, engineering, logistics and program support through FRP. If these options are exercised the cumulative value of the contracts awarded to SAIC and BAE Systems would increase to $1,185,071,544 and $1,109,566,036 respectively.
For SAIC the principal place of performance will be Charleston, South Carolina and for BAE Systems the main performance site is York, Pennsylvania. The base period of performance expected to be complete by September 2017 for both companies.
Work on the BAE Systems vehicles will also take place at BAE Systems’ facilities in Quantico, Virginia and San Jose, California, according to a BAE Systems release on the contract award.
The 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 in Bolzano, Italy. It has a new 6-cylinder, 700HP power pack, which enables power increases over the current Assault Amphibious Vehicle. The vehicle is mobile in all terrains and has a suspended interior seat structure for 13 Marines, blast mitigating positions for a crew of three, and enhanced survivability and force protection.