air cushion vehicle


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air cushion vehicle

A vehicle capable of being operated so that its weight, including its payload, is wholly or significantly supported on a continuously generated cushion or "bubble" of air at higher than ambient pressure. Also called ACV. (Note: NATO uses the term "ground effect machine.")
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The Air Cushion Vehicle H-191 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West).
As a critical element in future expeditionary strike groups, the ship will support the Marine Corps mobility triad, which consists of the landing craft air cushion vehicle, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle and the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft (MV-22).
The Textron team, including aluminum manufacturing and performance expert Alcoa Defense and command, control and navigation systems industry leader L-3 Communications, brings together more than 55 years experience in Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) engineering, design, specialty materials, systems integration, manufacturing, high-rate production and service life extension with the only facility in the world that has successfully produced 10 SSC-like craft per year - Textron Marine & Land Systems' shipyard.