Thursday, February 11, 2021

USMC orders more Amphibious Combat Vehicles via Shepard Media


via Shepard Media

BAE Systems Land & Armaments will provide the USMC with 36 more full-rate production Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs), under a $183.64 million contract modification from Marine Corps Systems Command.

This brings the total cumulative value of the contract to $3.3 billion.

Work is expected to be completed in April 2023, the DoD announced on 10 February.

The USMC has a requirement for 579 ACVs, but the need for additional mission variants could increase the number procured to more than 700.

It is planned for the first 204 vehicles to be equipped as standard personnel carriers while tests are carried out on the mission variants.

To date 50 ACVs have been delivered to the USMC, according to Shephard Defence Insight. The latest option increases the total number of vehicles under full-rate production to 72 for a total value of $366 million, BAE Systems noted on 11 February.

Ya know this just doesn't make sense.

It doesn't fit with Berger's concept and we know from statements (they've said the Littoral Regiment can be used in the Middle East, Balklands and N. Europe) that they're looking to expand the Littoral Regiment concept Marine Corps wide.

So why buy a vehicle that doesn't fit with future plans?

The USMC is gonna be a JLTV, missile slinging ground force with no capability for close combat (outside of Recon) and apparently not interested in ground combat at all.

A carrier for Marine Infantry just DOES NOT make sense.  Hell does Marine Infantry even make sense for Berger's force?

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