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First Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 based on Iveco Defence Vehicless platform rolled out to the U.S. Marine Corps.

13 December 2016

YORK, Pennsylvania - The first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) 1.1 prototypes has been rolled

out by BAE Systems to the U.S. Marine Corps in a ceremony today at the companys York, Pennsylvania

facility. The ACV 1.1 offering is a fully amphibious, ship launch-able and recoverable 8x8 wheeled combat


The ACV 1.1 leverages an existing platform provided by Iveco Defence Vehicles that is highly effective at

sea and provides superior land mobility and state-of-the-art systems survivability.

Iveco Defence Vehicles has a long-standing legacy of building multi-purpose, protected and armoured

platforms, including solutions for amphibious operations said Vincenzo Giannelli, President and CEO of

Iveco Defence Vehicles. That expertise coupled with the hard work of our dedicated ACV team with BAE

Systems has allowed us to deliver the first of these vehicles ahead of schedule.

The BAE Systems solution balances the Marine Corps demands for an affordable, production-ready

platform with added designs for increased force protection, water and land mobility, transportability and


The Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 is equipped with a FPT Industrial Cursor 16 engine - 700

horsepower, providing a significant power increase over the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) currently

operated by the Marine Corps. The vehicle excels in all-terrain mobility, 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.

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems a contract for the Engineering, Manufacture, and

Development (EMD) phase of the ACV 1.1 program in November 2015, one of two EMD contracts issued.

During this phase, BAE Systems, supported by Iveco Defence Vehicles experts, will produce 16

prototypes that will be tested by the Marine Corps.

BAE Systems has more than 70 years of experience designing and building amphibious vehicles and is a

leading provider of combat vehicles, having produced more than 100,000 systems for customers


Iveco Defence Vehicles brings additional proven experience, having designed and built more than 30,000

multi-purpose, protected, and armoured military vehicles in service today.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York

Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco

Defence Vehicles is dedicated to delivering innovative automotive and protection solutions to meet the needs of military

customers worldwide. The company manufactures specialist logistic, protected and armoured vehicles in its facility in

Bolzano in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Ivecos full commercial range, adapted as necessary to meet the

demands of the military user. In consequence, Iveco Defence Vehicles has a full range of vehicles to meet a broad

spectrum of defence applications.

For more information contact:

Iveco DV Press Office

Elisa Faccin

External Relations & Communication Manager

Phone +39 0471 905 369

Mobile +39 366 7556840

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