Marines award $198M contract for vehicles to BAE
Sen. Pat Toomey visits BAE Systems Facility, in West Manchester Township Friday, March 31, 2017.
The U.S Marine Corps. awarded a $198 million contract to BAE Systems for 30 new combat vehicles — some of which will be built in York County.
The Amphibious Combat Vehicles, also known as ACVs, are designed for all terrain, including water. The v-hull armor and suspended seats enhance protection for the 13 Marine and three crew passengers.
BAE expects to deliver the completed vehicles to the Corps by the fall of 2019.
In a news release, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., expressed his support for the project.
“I have seen first-hand the important work that is carried out by the employees at York’s BAE facility,” Toomey stated.
“The Marine Corps has made a great decision, and I have no doubt that these vehicles will be well-crafted and help our Marines safely carry out their missions around the globe,” he added.
Options on the contract could raise the cost to $1.2 billion for 204 total ACVs, the release states.
Work will be done at the BAE facility in West Manchester Township, at 1100 Bairs Road, as well as facilities in South Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota and California.