23 Februari 2017

SAIC Unveils First Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 to U.S. Marine Corps

23 Februari 2017


SAIC has rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicles that the US Marine Corps will use for testing. It is an enhanced, customized variant of the ST Kinetics TERREX 8x8 combat vehicle fielded by the Singapore Army. (photo : SAIC)

CHARLESTON, S.C.--Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today unveiled its first Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 prototype to the U.S. Marine Corps during a ceremony held at the company’s integration facility in Charleston, South Carolina. This vehicle is the first of 16 to be delivered for testing by the Marine Corps, which is scheduled to begin next month.

“SAIC is incredibly proud to deliver this modern, high-tech, highly-capable solution to the Marine Corps. Our employees and team members worked tirelessly to successfully deliver this solution to the Marine Corps on time despite delays due to an initial contract award protest,” said Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group. “We are confident that this vehicle is equipped with the latest technology which will strengthen the amphibious capabilities of the USMC today and into the future.”

SAIC’s ACV 1.1 solution is an enhanced, customized variant of ST Kinetics’ TERREX vehicle fielded by the Singapore Armed Forces. Tailored to meet Marine Corps requirements, SAIC’s ACV is an 8x8 wheeled, armored amphibious vehicle with improved survivability, mobility, lethality, and C4ISR capability tailored to transport Marine Corps fighting units from ship to shore. SAIC’s ACV engine and transmission offers 600 horsepower for outstanding mobility while still exceeding fuel economy targets.

On land, the ACV 1.1’s independent suspension system improves ground mobility and ride quality for Marines. In water, its hydraulically driven propulsion systems with full independent thrust control authority and innovative water mode cooling solution supports safe operation at Sea-State 3 for ship-to-shore operational employment and through six-foot plunging surf.

Within the vehicle, state-of-the-art technologies include 360-degree situational awareness, force protection through leading blast protection seats, and a V-Over-VTM hull design to keep Marines alive in combat. All Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) vehicle hulls are manufactured and integrated in the United States.

“Our vehicle was designed with future Marines in mind. We are equipping a new generation of Marines with the latest technology that they have grown accustomed to and using it as a way that will improve warfighting capability and could potentially save their lives,” said Bernie Ellis, SAIC ACV 1.1 program manager.

SAIC has a proven track record – more than 10 years – of modifying and upgrading armored vehicles for the Department of Defense ensuring warfighters are protected during combat, while securing command and control and repair capabilities. ST Kinetics is one of Asia's leading land systems and specialty vehicles companies having delivered hundreds of TERREX vehicles to the Singapore Armed Forces as well as the Warthog, a twin chassis, multi-purpose articulated tracked carrier, to the British Armed Forces.

Last February, the Marine Corps awarded SAIC a $121.5 million contract for the EMD phase of the ACV 1.1 program. Additionally, SAIC is currently the prime contractor providing the Marine Corps with initial survivability upgrades to 10 Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) prototypes.

(SAIC)

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  1. USA could not afford already to design on their own unlike before. they are running out of Talent which is likely, China is on track of research and development in all aspects especially in military.

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    1. Well I doubt that the actual reason of USA choosing foreign platform is because they run out of talent to design one. The main reason I think is budgetary constraint. USA despite being world arms superpower do have a limitation in their budget. The requirement for each of their new program is very demanding, and developing them from ground up will be costly, prone to delay and cost overran due to the imaturity of the design. Choosing (foreign) existing proven design and improving them to meet the requirements of the USMC will be cheaper and less risky. If I remember correctly they have tried to develop and amphibious expeditionary vehicle to replace AAV by creating brand new vehicle but due to cost overran and policy changes the program was cancelled.

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