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CV90 infantry fighting vehicle

The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) has one of the most advanced survivability solutions available in the world, providing flexible and modular solutions for any mission requirements.

The platform provides crew protection from heavy weaponry including IEDs and anti-tank mines. The CV90 protects occupants from Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats with its integrated CBRN/HVAC system.

To meet modern battlefield threats, the vehicle can be fitted with
further protection including:

• Armour against shaped charge warheads for example RPG-s

• Defensive Aid Suite (DAS) that classifies targets, gives threat warnings, manoeuvring instructions, while simultaneously deploying countermeasures, for hit avoidance.

• The CV90 DAS-system is up-scalable from soft-kill through jammers to highly capable hard-kill system achieving a high degree of survivability even against an advanced opponent

• ADAPTIV camouflage, offering active multi-spectral cloaking, rendering the vehicle appearance to match its environment or to mimic other object

The CV90’s effective protection suite does not render in reduced mobility. Powered by a highly reliable, fuel-efficient high torque V8 diesel engine, the CV90 accomplishes agile sprints in challenging terrain and enduring long-range patrol missions.

The vehicle’s road range is constantly improving, with new variants capable of travelling up to 900 km.

The platform’s active damping increases the off-road speed and at the same time benefits to:

• Increasing the gunner’s hit probability and ability to find targets

• Increased life expectancy for sub-systems and components

• Higher all-terrain speeds

• Reduced fatigue for crew and squad

To be the first to fire is crucial. As a first class combat vehicle, the CV90 is compatible with a range of armaments to suit any customer requirements. The vehicle is normally fitted with a two-man turret equipped with the well proven 25-35 mm Bushmaster cannon product range.

The platform can support different configurations such as manned and unmanned turrets and integration of missile systems. The CV90 incorporates a Munition Programmer for Air Burst Munition (ABM) and has a target-driven gunner Man Machine Interface (MMI) and excellent Anti-Aircraft capabilities.

The Fire Control System autonomously sets:

• Type of ammunition

• Lead- and super elevation angles

• Fuse setting – air burst, impact or delayed detonation

• Burst- and dispersion patterns

This significantly decreases operator workload allowing the gunner to focus and engage on commander-determined targets, significantly reducing sensor-to-shooter time. The vehicle’s hunter-killer function features an independent sight
system for the commander, enabling him to search, engage or hand over targets to the gunner.

The CV90 represents the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV), providing best-in-class, all-weather Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Recognition (ISTAR) capabilities. Its range of variants will allow for conduct of sustained, expeditionary, full-spectrum and network-enabled operations with a reduced logistics footprint.

CV90 is fully digitized and General Vehicle Architecture (GVA)- compliant, providing accurate and timely information to support decision-making at all levels. It integrates a range of leading-edge technologies to provide an optimized and lethal ISTAR. The open and GVA-compliant electronic architecture can seamlessly integrate both current and future open C4ISTAR and communication products.

The vehicle C4ISTAR capability can further be upgraded with Battleview 360 which brings an advanced mix between Augmented and Virtual Reality offering 360-degree see-through armour with conformal augmented battle management information.

Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90)

Type:Infantry fighting vehicle
Country of origin:Sweden
Designer:Hägglunds/Bofors
Manufacturer:BAE Systems AB
Produced:1993 – present
In service:1993 – present
Operators:Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland
Weight:23–37 tonnes
Length:6.55 m
Width:3.1 m
Height:2.7 m
Crew:3 (commander, gunner, driver) + 8 passengers
Main armament:40mm Bofors L/70 autocannon; 35mm/50 Bushmaster autocannon; 30mm Bushmaster autocannon
Secondary armament:7.62 mm Ksp m/39 machine gun; 6 × 76 mm grenade launchers
Engine:Scania DS14 14 litres diesel I6; DC16 16 litres diesel V8 engine
550–1000 hp (410–745 kW) 3,055 Nm max
Range:320 km (200 mi) +
Speed:70 km/h (43 mph) +
Source: BAE Systems
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