The State Department has approved a potential $107 million deal with Spain for BAE Systems’ Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).
The Defense Security Cooperative Agency notified Congress of the foreign military sale on Thursday.
The 11 AAVs Spain would receive under the deal include eight personnel variants, two command and control variants and one recovery variant.
“The proposed addition of these 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,” DSCA officials said in a statement. “Spain currently operates 19 Assault Amphibious Vehicles and is proficient at using them to their fullest capability.”
Last year, the Marine Corps selected BAE Systems to deliver its AAV replacement, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.