Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin introduces Amphibious Combat Vehicle candidate

Lockheed Martin introduces Amphibious Combat Vehicle candidate: Global security manufacturing company Lockheed Martin unveiled its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 at the Modern Day Marine trade show in Virginia on Tuesday.

The ACV program was established by the U.S. Marine Corps to replace Amphibious Assault Vehicles in service since the 1970s. The ACV 1.1 designed to transport up to 13 Marines between land and water while providing a high level of blast protection.

Lockheed Martin's ACV candidate is built to be easily upgraded, with a design that allows growth for a wide range of weapons, sensors and communications systems. Company officials say the new vehicle, if selected, would be a boon to Marine Corps operations.