BAE Systems has been awarded a $256.8 million contract from the US Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs) under a third order for full-rate production (FRP). The contract includes production, fielding, and support costs for the ACV-P and ACV-C variants. The ACV is an 8×8 platform that provides true open-ocean amphibious capability, land mobility, survivability, payload, and growth potential to accommodate the evolving operational needs of the USMC. The ACV-P vehicle has already been approved for full-rate production and is being fielded to Marine Corps Fleet Marine Force units. The ACV-C variant will begin fielding later this year.