Iveco Defence Vehicles will support BAE Systems in the frame of their recently-awarded contract to produce the next generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles. Allison has recently shared a press bulletin to announce that Allison Specialty Series™ transmissions will equip the new generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV 1.1) for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
According to bulleting the vehicles are being produced under a four-year, $400 million contract won by BAE Systems, with support from Iveco Defence Vehicles. The first order by the USMC is for 30 vehicles, with future options for a total of 204 new vehicles.
Iveco has chosen Allison fully automatic transmissions. This collaboration has already designed and built technologically advanced armoured vehicles for the Spanish Army and now for the US Marines.
The ACV 1.1 is an advanced, 8x8 ocean-capable vehicle, with a new, 700hp six-cylinder engine optimized for use with the Allison 4800SP™ transmission.
The first 16 prototypes were delivered last year to enable the Marines to evaluate the performance of the amphibious vehicles.