In 2013, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) conducted a study to determine the technical feasibility and affordability of a High Water Speed Amphibious Combat Vehicle, quantify performance, determine capability tradeoffs that can be made to reduce cost and reduce technical risk, and compare capabilities with those of a Low Water Speed variant. This paper describes the organizational structure, the study plan, and the innovative Set-Based Design method used by the ACV Directorate to conduct the study.

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