The Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The Marine Corps will, in the near term, field an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) in order to provide protected mobility for our infantry units throughout the varied terrain mixes in the littorals. As its name makes clear, the ACV will be amphibious; it will, however, normally rely on surface connectors to conduct the preponderance of its ship-to-shore movement.In a longer term effort conducted in concert with the Navy, the Marine Corps will continue to explore capabilities that better enable it to conduct high-speed, extended range surface littoral maneuver from ship-to-objective in order to fully replace its legacy AAVs that were first fielded in 1972.Produced by Lance Cpl. Kathy NunezAdditional footage provided by the Capabilities Development Directorate