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BAE, SAIC win $206M contract for amphibious vehicles design

BAE Systems Land & Armaments and SAIC have won Marine Corps amphibious vehicle contracts worth up to nearly $206 million.

The two companies are being tasked with design and development services for the improvement of the Marine Corps Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle Personnel Carrier Variant Platform.

The initial value for the two contracts is a combined $27.8 million, though the contracts include options which, if exercised, could boost the total value to between $163.5 million and $206 million.

Work is expected to be completed February 2015. If all options are exercised, work will continue until September 2019.

Funds in the amount of $27.8 million was obligated at the time of the award, with just over $8 million expiring at the end of the current fiscal year.

About the Author

Zach Noble is an editorial fellow for Washington Technology. You can contact him at znoble@1105media.com.

Reader Comments

Tue, May 13, 2014 San Jose

What's the point? It'll just end up like the high-speed Amphibious Combat Vehicle. The USMC should license build an existing COTS design and save the R & D $ for actual procurement + spares.

Tue, May 13, 2014 William

Didn't the USMC have a AAAV program in the late 90's, early 2000's that was CANCELLED? I believe it was with General Dynamics. How many MILLIONS of tax payer dollars were pissed away? BAE is a bonafide land combat vehicle developer, whereas SAIC is not. SAIC is best known for another tax payer golder fleece award program for the Army known as Future Combat Systems (FCS) which also pissed away millions of tax payer dollars!

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