Thursday, September 06, 2018

AAV-SU cancelled, ACV is the future for the Marine Ground Combat Element....

Thanks to Darren for the link!!!!

Armatec supplied Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in Virginia with armour kits to be applied to the Marine Corps’ assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) personnel carrier.

The Marines cancelled that order as it has decided to stop re-armouring older vehicles and focus instead on buying new, replacement ones, called the amphibious combat vehicle (ACV), said Manny Pacheco, spokesperson for Marine Corps land systems in Virginia.

“We have decided to cancel that program. We decided to focus on modernizing rather than investing in legacy systems,” said Pacheco. “The ACV has performed much better.”

“The decision had nothing to do with the armour or the vehicle, but it was strategic. We want to focus on modernization and this is a 40-year-old system.”
Story here. 

Straight from Manny's mouth.

The AAV-SU is cancelled and the ACV is the "hotness".


Now get it done boys!

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