With its decision to acquire the BAE Systens version of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), the U.S. Marine Corps took a big step forward in building a force for the 21st Century. This is one in a series of procurement decisions that puts the Marine Corps at the forefront of multi-domain warfare. The acquisition of new ships, aircraft and now combat vehicles is critical to the realization of the Marine Corps Operating Concept which is based on the principles of maneuver warfare in every dimension and combined arms in every domain. The ACV program is intended to provide Marine Corps ground combat units with an improved maneuver and combined arms capability. I have written about the ACV program for RealClearDefense here.
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