Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems, SAIC to Build US Marine ACVs BAE Systems, SAIC to Build US Marine ACVs View post tag: SAIC November 25, 2015 The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a total of $225.3M for the development and production of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV).SAIC, the American-based government contractor, received a $121.5M contract and BAE Systems recieved $103.7M for the build of initial 13 prototypes.The two companies won the bid against three other competitors, which included Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, according to the Washington Post.During the first phase, BAE Systems will produce 16 prototypes that will be tested by the Marine Corps beginning in the third quarter of 2016. Work on the vehicles will take place at BAE Systems’ facilities in Quantico, Virginia; San Jose, California; and York, Pennsylvania.According to a US Marines statement, the ACV will be an eight-wheeled vehicle that will provide protection akin to the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with landward maneuverability and mobility that is superior to that of the AAV. The ACV will also be outfitted with a precision weapons station, which will provide significant enhanced lethality, and will have a robust swim capability, allowing it to operate within the littorals.BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 solution is an 8×8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is based on a platform developed by IVECO Defence Vehicles. View post tag: BAe Systems The contract includes options for 60 low-rate initial production vehicles and 148 full-rate production (FRP) vehicles and if all options were to be exercised the contract would reach the value of $1.1B dollars.[mappress mapid=”17457″]Naval Today Staff, Images: BAE Systems, Saic SAIC secured the bid with their TERREX 2 design which has Hybrid All-Wheel Steering for tight well-deck maneuvers and seats three crew members and up to 11 embarked Marines.TERREX 2 completes swim test in South Carolina, USA View post tag: US Marine Corps Authorities Share this article
Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government announced on Jan. 13 the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident fellowships this spring. Over the course of an academic semester, resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community, and lead weekly study groups on a range of topics.“This ideologically diverse group of political professionals possesses a deep knowledge of international diplomacy, foreign affairs, speechwriting, and legislating on Capitol Hill,” said Eric Andersen, IOP fellows program director. “We are looking forward to hosting such prominent practitioners on campus to inspire the next generation of leaders in politics and public service.”The following resident fellows will join the institute for the spring semester:Caroline Croft, senior adviser, U.S. Department of StateBob Inglis, U.S. representativeJohn McConnell, senior speechwriter and White House deputy assistant to the president and assistant to the vice presidentEllen Qualls, senior adviser for strategic planning, office of U.S. House Speaker Nancy PelosiEmma Sky, senior political adviser, U.S. Generals Odierno and Petraeus in IraqBart Stupak, U.S. representative, MichiganThe fellows program is central to the institute’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to increase interaction between the academic and political communities.