Marines Forging Ahead with Amphibious Combat Vehicles

The Marine Corps is pursuing a new family of amphibious combat vehicles with multiple variants that can carry troops from sea to shore.

The ACV program is intended to replace the 40-year-old amphibious assault vehicle. The previous $3 billion replacement effort, deemed the expeditionary fighting vehicle, was canceled in 2011 because of the system's poor reliability and cost growth, according to the Congressional Research Service.

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