December 2, 2020

The next lot of ACVs is expected to hit the fleet in January or February, with a new shipment being received by Marine units every two or three months after that, Marine Corps Times previously reported.

All the vehicles the Corps is expected to receive in the short-term are part of the low-rate initial production, or LRIP, while a decision on the full rate production of the BAE built vehicle is expected to come in November.

If the Corps approves the full rate production on the vehicle, Marines will start to see slightly different builds of the ACV, including one built for improved command and control of a unit, a recovery version and one with a 30 mm cannon affixed to it.

Co. D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division unveil the unit’s newest colors after a redesignation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California., Nov. 4, 2020. (Sgt. Miguel A. Rosales/Marine Corps)
Co. D, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division unveil the unit’s newest colors after a redesignation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California., Nov. 4, 2020. (Sgt. Miguel A. Rosales/Marine Corps)

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