Two variants of the tracked vehicle will be on display to demonstrate manned and unmanned turret capabilities as part of BAE Systems’ commitment to support the Czech government’s replacement of legacy BMP-2 IFVs.
Building on the cooperation of more than 20 local suppliers and partners as part of BAE Systems’ CV90 offering, one vehicle will also be displayed in a configuration known as Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Information/Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting, Acquisition and Reconnaissance. This C4ISTAR set up highlights how the vehicle can provide crew with access to clear and accurate information to help form battle-winning decisions.
“Our presence at IDET further underlines our commitment to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with local Czech industry,” said Peter Nygren, director of business development at BAE Systems Hägglunds. “We are focused on a CV90 offering that will go beyond the traditional assembly of kits and parts to provide an industrially tailored vehicle with new capabilities to meet the Czech Army’s needs now and well into the future.”
In 2016, BAE Systems joined forces with VOP CZ to build out its local industry team in support of the Czech government’s IFV program. Since then, BAE Systems has continued to strengthen its offering with close interaction and cooperation with local industry, including a contract with Czech manufacturer Ray Service to develop and produce cabling assemblies for the CV90’s sub-systems for the Mjölner mortar system to the Swedish Army.
Also on display at BAE Systems’ stand will be models of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and the Archer gun system, which is integrated onto an 8x8 chassis from Czech manufacturer Tatra.