Tuesday, July 23, 2024

BAE Systems shows off new version of US Marine Corps’ combat vehicle

U.K.-based BAE Systems published the photo of a new version of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) armed with a medium caliber turret.

A photo posted by BAE Systems last weekend showed ACV-30 equipped with RT20 lightweight turret system and an additional applique armor package.

The RT20 is a compact and lightweight turret system including the latest Kongsberg technology within fire control, sensor capability and lethality performance. The RT20 has been selected as the 30mm lethality solution for the United States Marine Corps ACV program, and is fully marinized to allow operations in marine environments.


The 30-millimeter cannon can be effective against lightly armored vehicles, fortified bunkers, helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft.

As noted by the company, the ACV represents the optimum balance of sea and land mobility, survivability and future growth potential. The ACV platform was designed to grow and adapt to mission needs, allowing space for new capabilities as technology evolves such as reconnaissance, electronic warfare, anti-air, and UAS systems integration. With its modular design, the ACV is ready to provide Marines the flexibility to address additional mission roles and future technologies.

Image credit: BAE Systems

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.



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