Accession Number : ADA623320


Title :   Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Some Acquisition Activities Demonstrate Best Practices; Attainment of Amphibious Capability to be Determined


Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623320.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The Marine Corps ACV is intended to transport Marines from ship to shore and provide armored protection on land. It is to potentially replace all or a portion of the decades old AAV fleet, and is expected to eventually offer increased amphibious capability and high water speed. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 included a provision that GAO annually review and report on the ACV program until 2018. This report provides an updated discussion of (1) how the ACV program s efforts compare to acquisition best practices and examines (2) how the increments of ACV will achieve amphibious capability. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed program documentation and other materials for the ACV acquisition and Navy surface connector programs. GAO identified acquisition and analysis of alternatives best practices based on its prior body of work and DOD guidance. GAO also interviewed program and agency officials.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , *COMBAT VEHICLES , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , FLEETS(SHIPS) , HIGH RATE , MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE