SAIC moving into initial production phase for Marines' AAV SU program
The U.S. Marine Corps Program Executive Officer Land Systems approved the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Upgrade program to enter into the Production and Deployment Phase following a Milestone C decision. As a part of the decision Science Applications International Corp. was awarded an initial Low Rate Initial Production option to provide the Marine Corps additional AAV SU vehicles. As part of the LRIP decision, SAIC will deliver a total of 25 vehicles over a two-year period for operational test and evaluation and initial fielding to USMC expeditionary units, the company announced. "SAIC is pleased to be moving into the LRIP phase for the AAV SU program and to begin delivering these important survivability and mobility enhancements out into the fleet and into the hands of our Marines," said Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president.