The Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) program is an example of smart procurement focused on meeting critical near-term modernization requirements. Based on its experience in the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, which pushed the boundaries of technology, the Marine Corps has chosen a lower-risk path based on deliberate incremental modernization. As a consequence, Marine riflemen will soon get better and more affordable vehicles while preserving the option for an advanced ACV 2.0. I have written about the Marine Corp program for The National Interest here.
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