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Unveiling Innovation: Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Makes Debut at FEINDEF in Madrid, breaking New Ground

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“BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles (IDV) showcase the international debut of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) at the FEINDEF international defense and security exhibition. The ACV family, a result of the strategic partnership between BAE Systems and IDV, supports the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) expeditionary mobility capabilities and is the only fully amphibious combat vehicle in full-rate production today. The vehicle on display at FEINDEF is the personnel variant (ACV-P), serving as the base platform for the family of vehicles. This versatile platform is designed to grow and adapt to mission needs, enabling the integration of new capabilities such as reconnaissance, electronic warfare, anti-air, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems integration as Technology evolves.”

“Jointly, BAE Systems and IDV are proud to present this critical next-generation amphibious capability that meets the mission needs and operational requirements of the Infantería de Marina Española. Together, we look forward to engaging in an international customization process to ensure the optimal deployment of the amphibious vehicles within the Spanish and European defense systems,” said Nazario Bianchini, Head of Sales at IDV.

“This is the first time the Amphibious Combat Vehicle has been shown outside the United States, and it is a point of pride that it is here in Spain, an important, long-term U.S. and NATO ally,” said Garrett LaChance, Vice President of Amphibious Programs at BAE Systems.

“With its modular design, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle is poised to empower Marines around the world with the flexibility to address additional mission roles and integrate cutting-edge technologies. The ACV-P is fully swim-capable and can accommodate 13 fully-equipped Marines, along with a crew if necessary, enabling it to adapt to objectives on land and sea.”

“The ACV Command and Control variant enhances multiple workstations for Marines to maintain and manage situational awareness in the battlespace. This variant directly supports intelligence, surveillance, maintenance, and logistics functions within the ACV family of vehicles. The ACV-30 mounts a stabilized, medium-caliber Remote Turret System manufactured by Kongsberg that provides lethality and protection Marines need while maintaining a small crew to maximize flexibility and payload capacity.”

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