STRENGTH AND SURVIVABILITY

WE’RE BUILDING AND UPGRADING COMBAT AND TACTICAL VEHICLES TO INCREASE TROOP SAFETY, WHILE REDEFINING THE WAY PLATFORMS ARE DELIVERED.

MODERNIZING THE FORCE

SAIC IS TAKING PLATFORM MODERNIZATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL. We're redefining the way platforms are delivered to our military, providing the best value to our customers. We develop and deliver combat and tactical vehicles using the best commercial technology and solutions available that can support our customer’s timelines and readiness needs.

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UPGRADED AND
MODERNIZED

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MODIFYING AND
UPGRADING ARMORED VEHICLES

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25% MILITARY
VETERANS

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Our vehicle supports Infantry Brigade Combat Teams with a versatile weapon suite optimized for urban environments, advanced force protection capabilities, and has growth potential for innovation enabled by open architecture standards.

ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY UPGRADE (AAV SU)

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675 horsepower engine
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Individual blast resistant seats
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Video: Cruising speed of 42.5 mph on land, 7 knots in
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Vehicle Size:
28 ft L x 12 ft W x 11 ft H
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Upgraded technology and vehicle controls

PLATFORM TESTER: TYLER OTTEN

As a former Marine AAV commander, Tyler was responsible for the safety of up to 22 combat-equipped infantry Marines and their crew members during both land and amphibious operations. Now in his role at SAIC, he continues to work to protect his fellow Marines by overseeing all maintenance and operations for the AAV SU and ACV 1.1 platforms.

For Tyler, coordinating the team to assemble the upgraded AAV SU is a lot like conducting an orchestra: every piece has to fit and work perfectly.

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SUPPORTING A NEW ERA IN MARINE VEHICLES

We delivered 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 prototypes to expand Marine maneuver space across littoral, land, and inland water environments. The ACV 1.1 delivers groundbreaking mobility, survivability, and ride quality over demanding terrain for 11 embarked Marines and three crew members.

The uncompromising, rugged ACV 1.1 provides force protection for the future USMC fleet.

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SAIC’s ACV 1.1 launches from the well deck of USS Somerset (LPD-25) during its first-ever launch and recovery test at Camp Pendleton, California. Photo courtesy of the USMC.


PROTECTING THE TROOPS

Our work today continues momentum in combat vehicle modernization. We began with integrating command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems into Army ground vehicles in 2005 and have expanded our platform integration to building prototypes for the Army and the Marine Corps today.

A HISTORY OF VEHICLE INNOVATION

ARMY MRAP VEHICLES

From 2005 to 2007, we integrated various C4ISR and mission kits into Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to improve survivability, lethality, and communications.

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MARINE CORPS AAV C7

In 2009, we began upgrading the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) C7 with comprehensive command and control improvements.

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MARINE CORPS AAV SU

In 2014, we modernized armor protection and improved survivability of legacy AAVs. We upgraded its armor, installed blast-mitigating seats, a new transmission, and a new engine to create the AAV SU.

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MARINE CORPS ACV

In 2015, we began building ACVs based on an existing platform. To date, we have delivered 16 ACV prototypes to the Marine Corps.

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ARMY MPF

In 2018, we submitted our Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) prototype to the Army with partners ST Kinetics and CMI Defence.

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MOVING FORWARD » FRONT-LINE TECHNOLOGY WE HARNESS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS ACROSS SAIC TO SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADE AND INTEGRATE PLATFORMS QUICKLY AND COST EFFECTIVELY.

Platform Innovation Center

A new 340,000-square-foot facility expands our existing operations in Charleston, South Carolina, to support production operations of our platforms and vehicles.

Systems Engineering

Systems engineering drives our platform integration solutions with combinatorial trade studies selecting best-of-breed technologies fitting customers’ objectives. Our model-based approach streamlines development, eliminates red tape, and quickly adapts to ever-changing requirements.

Logistics

From supply chain optimization to design for efficient maintenance and sustainment in the field and tackling obsolescence issues, our talented team helps deliver end-to-end integrated product support for the customer.

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