The US State Department has cleared Spain to purchase 11 assault amphibious vehicles, built by BAE systems, in a deal that could be worth $107 million.
The Government of Spain has requested to buy eight Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVP-7A1); two Assault Amphibious Vehicles (Command) (AAVC-7A1) and one Assault Amphibious Vehicle (Recovery).
The principal contractor will be BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, and Anniston, Alabama.
Also included are Enhanced Armor Applique Kits (EAAK), spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, training and training material, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
According to the contract notification, found here, the proposed addition of these eleven vehicles to Spain’s fleet will afford more flexibility and maintain Spain’s expeditionary capability to counter regional threats and continue to enhance stability in the region.
“Spain currently operates 19 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) and is proficient at using them to their fullest capability. Spain will have no difficulty absorbing these additional vehicles.”
The total estimated program cost is $107 million.