BAE Systems and Iveco Defense Vehicles have unveiled their amphibious combat vehicle in Europe, showcasing it in Spain and expressing readiness to respond to Spanish and European interest in the technology.
The U.S. division of BAE Systems and Italy’s Iveco Defense Vehicles (IDV) have unveiled their amphibious combat vehicle in Europe for the first time. The vehicle was showcased at the Feria International de Defensa y Seguridad (FEINDEF) in Spain. BAE Systems stated that Spain was chosen strategically for the vehicle’s international debut due to its importance as a long-term ally of the United States and NATO. The amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) is a product of the partnership between IDV and BAE and has garnered interest from Spain. BAE Systems has been selected to deliver four different variants of the ACV to the U.S. Marine Corps. The showcased vehicle is the troop carrier variant, capable of transporting 13 combat-loaded Marines and a crew of three from ship to shore. BAE Systems and IDV plan to jointly participate in upcoming tenders in Spain and other parts of Europe. IDV’s presence in Spain through its plants makes it a local partner, which adds to the industry benefits for the country. This collaboration follows previous contracts between the Spanish Army and IDV and BAE Systems for land and amphibious equipment.