Marines: May 20, 2001


While the US Marines are having a lot of trouble developing the new V-22 aircraft, they are doing much better with their new amphibious armored vehicle. This type of vehicle, an armored personnel carrier that can take marines from larger ships off shore to a hostile beach, was first developed early in World War II. The AAAV is ahead of schedule and under budget. Among its many improvements, the AAAV will be much faster in the water (60 kilometers an hour, four times the speed of earlier amphibious assault vehicles) and still carry some 17 marines and three crew like earlier versions. The new vehicles is on track to finish testing and commence production in 2004. The marines will buy a thousand of the air conditioned (for protection from chemical weapons) vehicles.


Article Archive

Marines: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close