The United States Navy has contracted BAE Systems to supply 26 amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs) at the cost of $113.5 million.
“BAE Systems Land & Armaments is awarded a $113.5 million modification contract for the purchase of 26 amphibious combat vehicles and other associated production costs,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday.
Last October, the company had won $120 million for 30 ACVs.
"This award brings the total vehicle orders for the ACV to 116, and moves the program closer to full-rate production," the company said in a statement.
The ACV is a highly mobile, survivable and adaptable platform for conducting rapid ship-to-shore operations and brings enhanced combat power to the battlefield. BAE Systems has been in low-rate production since 2018 on the personnel carrier variant in the ACV family, which is envisioned to consist of additional variants including command and control, 30mm medium caliber turret, and recovery versions.
Work is expected to be completed in April 2022.