Lock­heed Martin am­phib­ian to de­liver U.S. Marines

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QUANTICO – Lock­heed Martin has of­fi­cially in­tro­duced its new Am­phibi­ous Com­bat Ve­hi­cle (ACV) 1.1 of­fer­ing at the Mod­ern Day Marine trade show in Quantico, Vir­ginia.

The armoured eight-wheel-drive ve­hi­cle is de­signed to trans­port up to 13 Marines, tran­si­tion seam­lessly be­tween land and wa­ter, and pro­vide high lev­els of blast pro­tec­tion.

The U.S. Marine Corps es­tab­lished the ACV pro­gramme to re­place its age­ing fleet of Am­phibi­ous As­sault Ve­hi­cles, which have been in ser­vice since the 1970s.

The Lock­heed Martin ACV can­di­date is a mod­u­lar, easily upgrad­able 8x8 de­sign that al­lows su­pe­rior growth for a wide range of vari­ants, weapons, sen­sors and com­mu­ni­ca­tions op­tions. Lock­heed Martin is the orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­turer, sys­tems in­te­gra­tor, and fi­nal-assem­bly, in­te­gra­tion and test agent for its ACV. The com­pany has se­lected an ex­pe­ri­enced team of sup­pli­ers for their spe­cific ca­pa­bil­i­ties to en­able the pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery of a high-qual­ity, af­ford­able so­lu­tion. “We have been com­mit­ted to the Marine Corps for more than eight years in the growth and evo­lu­tion of the ACV and its pre­de­ces­sor pro­grams,” said Scott Greene, vice pres­i­dent of Ground Ve­hi­cles for Lock­heed Martin Mis­siles and Fire Con­trol. “In con­cert with the Marine Corps’ de­sire for do­mes­tic pro­duc­tion, Lock­heed Martin has as­sem­bled a sup­plier team that will en­able the man­u­fac­tur­ing and de­liv­ery of a ve­hi­cle that meets or ex­ceeds their re­quire­ments at the right price.”

The Lock­heed Martin ACV can­di­date will meet or ex­ceed the Marine Corps’ ACV re­quire­ments in four key ar­eas: Wa­ter Oper­a­tions; Land Oper­a­tions; Pay­load Ca­pac­ity and Pro­tec­tion. The team’s ACV of­fer­ing is com­prised pri­mar­ily of off-the-shelf com­po­nents and prod­ucts cur­rently in ser­vice on ve­hi­cles around the world. They have been brought to­gether in the Lock­heed Martin 8x8 to pro­vide the Marine Corps a ve­hi­cle that meets their needs to­day and sup­ports their mis­sions far into the fu­ture.

PHOTO: LOCK­HEED MARTIN

The Lock­heed Martin 8x8 can land the U.S. Marine Corps any­where in the world.

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