Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: SuperAV 8x8 and VBA
BAE Systems* and Iveco Defence Vehicles (*) lead contractor
Parent System: SUPERAV 8x8
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009
Total Production: 46
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Description: The Iveco SUPERAV 8x8 is a 20-ton class wheeled armored personnel carrier with enhanced survivability, mobility performance, and amphibious capability capable of operating up to Sea State 3 with growth potential. It is powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine developing 368 kW (700-hp) of power and a maximum speed of 105 kilometers per hour on road. The SUPERAV 8x8 vehicle was introduced in 2009 and has been offered for the United States Marine Corps Personnel Carrier (MPC) in partnership with BAE Systems. The US Marine Corps selected the SuperAV 8x8 platform for its ACV 1.1 requirement on November 24, 2015. Up to 16 prototypes will be built and tested beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016. In June 2018 the US Marine Corps ordered a first batch of 30 ACVs.
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