BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles Pursue Marine Corps Personnel Carrier

PARIS, France — BAE Sys­tems and Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles have signed a licens­ing agree­ment to form the basis of a busi­ness arrange­ment for the pur­suit of the U.S. Marine Corps Per­son­nel Car­ri­er (MPC) pro­gramme, with a vehi­cle based on the SUPERAV 8x8.

In 2009, Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles unveiled the SUPERAV 8x8 as the newest MPC can­di­date. The SUPERAV has capa­bil­i­ties based on pre­vi­ous­ly field­ed vehi­cles that include enhanced sur­viv­abil­i­ty, mobil­i­ty per­for­mance, and amphibi­ous capa­bil­i­ty with growth potential. 

The MPC is designed to fill the medi­um-armour ground vehi­cle gap and com­ple­ments the capa­bil­i­ties of the Expe­di­tionary Fight­ing Vehi­cle (EFV) and the Joint Light Tac­ti­cal Vehi­cle (JLTV). It will be a flex­i­ble and high­ly mobile asset for the Marines that will be well pro­tect­ed, sus­tain­able, net­worked and include a strong swim­ming capability. 

Both BAE Sys­tems and Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles have exten­sive expe­ri­ence across a range of mine-pro­tect­ed and armoured vehi­cles, includ­ing sev­er­al 8x8 mod­els. This breadth of expe­ri­ence posi­tions the team to joint­ly address the spe­cif­ic require­ments of the MPC programme. 

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defence, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$36.2 billion).

About Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles has estab­lished an out­stand­ing rep­u­ta­tion for the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of inno­v­a­tive auto­mo­tive and pro­tec­tion solu­tions, draw­ing heav­i­ly on the company’s under­pin­ning exper­tise in the com­mer­cial vehi­cle sec­tor. The result is a full range of logis­tic, mul­ti­role, pro­tect­ed and armoured vehi­cles which togeth­er enable the mil­i­tary user to meet the most exact­ing of oper­a­tional demands. 

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:
Kel­ly Gold­en, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 703 894 3569 Mobile: +1 717 818 7400

Anna Ane­si, Ive­co Defence Vehi­cles
Tel: +39 0471 905 314 Mobile: +39 331 6920895

Text- / Bildquelle (source): BAE Sys­tems

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