03 Februari 2016
USMC AAV also called LVTP-7 (all photos : SAIC, bizjournals)
The American Company SAIC releases a picture on his Twitter account showing the first Amphibious Assault Vehicle Survivability Upgrade for the US Marine Corps AAV (Assault Amphibious Vehicle). The AAV (also called LVTP-7) is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle manufactured by U.S. Combat Systems.
The AAV or LVTP-7 is the current amphibious tracked personnel carrier of the United States Marine Corps. It is used by U.S. Marine Corps Assault Amphibian Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore. The AAV / LVTP-7 is also in service with many other countries in the world.
In May 2014, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Program Executive Office – Land Systems (PEO-LS) awarded Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) a prime contract to engineer, design and test upgrades to 10 prototype and 52 LRIP vehicles for the Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Personnel Carrier Variant Platform program.
Ship-to-Objective Maneuver is a transformational tactical application of enduring USMC capabilities for Operational Maneuver from the Sea executed by the AAV platform. From ship to shore to objective, the AAV is designed to assault any shoreline from the well decks of Navy assault ships. AAVs are highly mobile, tracked armored amphibious vehicles that transport Marines and cargo to and through hostile territory.
Under the contract, SAIC will update the AAV to provide improved protection while gaining back land and water mobility that improves the AAV's ability to fight.
The American Company SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC's deep domain knowledge and customer relationships enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex government and commercial projects.