SULLIVAN’S ISLAND — Roommates Kyle Victory and Kate Ritchie had planned on a quiet day at the shore until the big amphibious thing showed up at Station 16.
“I think it’s fantastic that there’s a giant green creature on the beach on St. Patrick’s Day,” Victory said.
An amphibious combat personnel carrier was tested on Tuesday on Sullivan’s Island. General Dynamics Land Systems conducted the tests in hopes of landing a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps. Fort Sumter can be seen in the background.
What the recent College of Charleston graduates saw on Tuesday was defense contractor General Dynamics Land Systems testing a water-and-land friendly combat craft weighing more than 30 tons.
From what I understand, the General Dynamics vehicle is the presumptive leader in the ACV competition. Nice to see it out and about. I’m a little surprised they didn’t take it to Little Creek or similar environs, but I guess that will come later.