skip to main content

Modern Day Marine 2023: New ACV prototype to be delivered in January 2024

BAE Systems is producing the 30 mm Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV-30) for the US Marine Corps. A prototype of the vehicle was on display at the Modern Day Marine event in Washington, DC. (Janes/Meredith Roaten)

BAE Systems will deliver the first prototypes of the third variant of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) in 2024, an executive told Janes .

Three prototypes of the improved lethality 30 mm variant (ACV-30) will be delivered in January 2024, Mark Brinkman, director for combat mission systems, said at the Modern Day Marine event in Washington, DC.

The ACV-30 will be the largest piece of firepower the marines have since divesting from tanks “at least in the near term”, said Colonel Tim Hough, programme manager for Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA). It will be able to suppress fire for dismounted infantry and destroy adversary armoured vehicles, he said at a 27 June panel.

BAE Systems will start producing the prototypes “in earnest” this fall (September through November) as they integrate the Kongsberg remote Medium Calibre Turret into the system. The ACV-30s are scheduled to reach initial operating capability by the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2026, according to the most recent budget documents.

Looking to read the full article?

Gain unlimited access to Janes news and more...