IVECO Defence Vehicles fornecerá mais 26 veículos ao Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais dos EUA

  • 12-MAR-2020

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In partnership with BAE Systems, brand will provide armored amphibious platform in version 8x8

Within the contract recently awarded by the US Marine Corps with BAE Systems and IVECO Defense Vehicles, an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) will be provided according to the initial phase of the program. More than 100 units have already been delivered and the program is closer to total production.

The ACV is an advanced 8x8 vehicle, with an oceanic capacity, equipped with a new 700 hp six-cylinder engine, which provides a great increase in power compared to the old fleet in service. The model offers the best mobility in all types of terrain and has an internal structure of suspended seats for 13 Marines on board and a three-occupant garrison with improved ballistic protection compared to the systems currently in the field.

US companies and the US Marine Corps have made important progress towards achieving full production, including the successful completion of the Logistics Support demonstration as an essential condition for the program to move to the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation phase (IOT & E ), with trained U.S. Marines mechanics. This and other important milestones, such as operator training and extra testing, will be carried out before full production.

As a leading provider of integrated mobility solutions for customers related to military and civil protection, IVECO Defense Vehicles has proven experience, being responsible for the development and production of more than 30 thousand armored, multitasking and logistical military vehicles currently in operation.