Earlier this year, the first of the second variant, the engineering vehicle (STING), was handed over to the customer at BAE Systems’ Hägglunds facilities in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, again on time and on budget.
“Norway will have the next generation CV90 and the world´s most advanced IFV; a low risk proven solution. We are proud that our Army takes onboard the five different configurations of CV90 from 2015 onwards – on time and on budget”, says Colonel Ragnar Wennevik, Norwegian Army CV90 Project Leader.
Two and a half years after signing the contract in Oslo with the Norwegian customer to upgrade and build 144 CV90 armoured combat vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds has now delivered the first three of five different variants.
BAE Systems Hägglunds’ contract with Norway involves upgrading the Army’s existing 103-vehicle CV9030 fleet and building 41 new vehicles, giving the Army 144 state-of-the art CV90s in varying configurations with enhanced capabilities - protection, survivability, situational awareness, intelligence and interoperability - for future battlefield and conflict scenarios.
The total requirement is for 144 vehicles - 74 infantry fighting, 21 reconnaissance, 15 command, 16 engineering, 16 multi-role and two driver training vehicles. The multi-role vehicles will be able to undertake different functions, including mortar carrier and logistics roles.
From day one the Norwegian customer and BAE Systems Hägglunds have both been extremely focused on meeting every milestone in the contract. To fulfill the contract, BAE Systems Hägglunds is working closely with the Norwegian customer as well as Norwegian industry in a comprehensive industrial cooperation contract which is part of the main vehicle contract.
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