ACV Development: DoD Award Contract Modifications

By George Backwell
Monday, June 30, 2014
Hi-speed amphibious craft: Photo from US Marine Corps video

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded contract modifications to previously awarded contracts with BAE Systems Land & Armaments, as well as with General Dynamics Information Technology to understand the risks and assist the government in determining the best approach for developing a High Waterspeed Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV).

The DoD explains that detailed trade studies, requirements studies, operational effectiveness analyses and initial concept design results have been reported to Marine Corps leadership and the assistant secretary of the Navy research, development and acquisition by each of the companies named.

These two companies are now required by the respective contract modifications to continue these studies as they relate to flexibility and modularity requirements and the impacts to derived system specification requirements.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Santa Clara, California, is being awarded a $7,882,132 modification to previously awarded contract (M67854-13-F-0009) while General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,346,539 modification to previously awarded M67854-13-F-0010 to carry through these tasks.

The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

 

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