Adaptability to provide mission variants is an important capability in a combat vehicle.
BAE Systems demonstrated this in its Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 display at Modern Day Marine show held 19-21 September.
Although the US Marine Corps candidates are still undergoing testing the company took the initiative and developed and showed a Command Post version of its ACV. The integration anticipated an, as yet, unannounced need.
The vehicle included seven work stations and enhanced 360 degree surveillance using the baseline design.
The ACV1.1 next step will be the Production Request for Proposal release that is understood to be in December 2017.