USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of USNI News year-end series.
2018 brought the Marine Corps such rapid advances in its next ground vehicle that the service canceled an interim upgrade program, new details on a large Group 5 unmanned aerial vehicle and a plan to upgrade amphibious warships over time to better support future Marine operations. Read More
BAE Systems’ first production Amphibious Combat Vehicle is attached to a turnover fixture in the welding facility to allow workers to comfortably weld all sides of the vehicle. BAE Systems photo.
YORK, Pa. — BAE Systems has completed its first Amphibious Combat Vehicle under an engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract with the Marine Corps and will bring it to Marine Corps Base Quantico next week for display at the Modern Day Marine exposition. Read More
The following is the October, 2015 Government Accountability Office report: AMPHIBIOUS COMBAT VEHICLE Some Acquisition Activities Demonstrate Best Practices; Attainment of Amphibious Capability to be Determined. Read More
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO — The Marine Corps is nearing a downselect from five to two competitors in its Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 program in mid-November, after years of work on the ACV and its Marine Personnel Carrier predecessor. Read More