6 ITR-MCS containing the internal terminal repeats (ITR) of the AAAV
The steering deflector is used on the AAAV
to steer the direction of the water jet (and therefore the vehicle) under 10,000 psi of thrust.
This recirculation is more severe when the AAAV
is traveling at 25 knots, because the axial momentum of the flow is stronger at higher speeds.
Delivery of the AAAV
will begin in 2006, and by the year 2014 the Marine Corps will have completely phased in the 1,013 AAAVs
currently scheduled for production.
For example, the CompactPCI based C4I system architecture developed under the AAAV
program could be installed into a SprayCool enclosure intended for a tactical aircraft or used in ground station applications.
A key system for expeditionary maneuver warfare is the new AAAV
, now scheduled to enter service in 2008 and be fully deployed by 2018.
But it's a misstatement to say that after 2006, all out money is going to the AAAV
The `Lightweight Armor Solution' program will be designed to improve upon current AAAV
armor technology to provide a lightweight, low-cost, modular system," said David Reed, vice president of Ceradyne.
The armored AAAV
can carry troops across ocean or land at speeds up to 30 mph.
Clayton Nans, program manager for the AAAV
, said that the plan is to evaluate nine prototypes until 2006, when the Corps is scheduled to begin funding the production of up to 1,013 vehicles through 2017.
will have twice the armor protection and three times the water speed of its predecessor and land mobility as good or better than the Abrams rank, Torgler said.
Northrop Grumman's Avondale Operations, in New Orleans, is building the first of a new class of 12 amphibious assault ships, San Antonio (LPD-17) to replace ships such as the Shreveport They are designed from the keel up to accommodate various Marine vehicles, including the AAAV
, MV-22 and LCAC.