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he U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of the new vehicle.

The Marines announced that they hope to have infantry paired up with the new amphibious combat vehicles (or ACVs) by 2020.

"ACV 1.1 is the first phase of eventually replacing the (assault amphibious vehicle) with a truly amphibious, armor-protected personnel carrier to support the infantry ashore," Col. John B. Atkinson, director of the Marines' Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, said in a statement.

The amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) in use now have become too costly to repair and upgrade, in part because many of their components are no longer manufactured, according to the announcement. The replacement will be an eight-wheeled vehicle similar to mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles used on land.
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I am trying to figure out why we would need this. Are we going back in time to WWII or something? One drone would take this thing out. What is the point?

Oh I forgot The Military Industrial Complex needs it.
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I am trying to figure out why we would need this. Are we going back in time to WWII or something? One drone would take this thing out. What is the point?

Oh I forgot The Military Industrial Complex needs it.
This, Mikeyy, is on Obama's watch. Doesn't he still have his pen and his phone?
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This, Mikeyy, is on Obama's watch. Doesn't he still have his pen and his phone?
The congress is owned by the MIC and by Insurance companies. Try to stop it.
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The congress is owned by the MIC and by Insurance companies. Try to stop it.
Not my job to stop it. Obama is the CIC. Also the President.

Please tell me what the insurance companies have to with new amphib combat vehicles.
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This, Mikeyy, is on Obama's watch. Doesn't he still have his pen and his phone?
Funny thing about one of you righties blaming Obama for not vetoing it is that if he does or did you would then complain he is hurting the troops.
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Nothing except that is the two groups that make it impossible to cut spending.
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Not my job to stop it. Obama is the CIC. Also the President.

Please tell me what the insurance companies have to with new amphib combat vehicles.
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Nothing except that is the two groups that make it impossible to cut spending.
We be talking about new amphibs. Nothing about insurance.
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We be talking about new amphibs. Nothing about insurance.
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I am trying to figure out why we would need this. Are we going back in time to WWII or something? One drone would take this thing out. What is the point?

Oh I forgot The Military Industrial Complex needs it.
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Funny thing about one of you righties blaming Obama for not vetoing it is that if he does or did you would then complain he is hurting the troops.
Marines specialize in amphibious assaults making a vehicle of this sort necessary. Of course we could just have them conduct assaults paddling inflatable rafts.

During the Bush administration Democrats whined endlessly about the military not having proper equipment to fight in Iraq. But since Obama is in office, replacing an aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles is the product of a dark conspiracy of the military industrial complex. The thought that perhaps if Obama had not insisted on squandering billions on green energy or rewarding his UAW cronies or giving gifts to Fiat never enters the partisan Democrat mind.
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