Spain could purchase eight AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Armored Vehicles from U.S.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of AAVP-7A1 Assault Amphibious Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $107 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 14, 2019.

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U.S. Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (2d AABN), 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), conduct an amphibious movement aboard an AAV-7A1 Assault Amphibious Vehicle during the unit's Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 12, 2018. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

The Government of Spain has requested to buy eight (8) Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Personnel (AAVP-7A1) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuilt to Standard (RAM/RS); two (2) Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Command (AAVC-7A1) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuilt to Standard (RAM/RS); and one (1) Assault Amphibious Vehicle, Recovery (AAVR-7A1) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuilt to Standard (RAM/RS).

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. The total estimated program cost is $107 million.

 The proposed addition of these eleven (11) 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 principal contractor will be BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania, and Anniston, Alabama. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.