Tuesday 16 July, 2024

BAE Systems secures contract to upgrade Danish CV90 fleet

BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to upgrade the Danish Army’s CV90 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) fleet with a Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU).

According to the contract, the Danish CV90 IFVs will now be integrated with the new D-series turret. This turret is an advanced design that provides significant improvements in vehicle balance and introduces new ways to add weaponry for increased lethality.

The new vehicle also offers considerable ergonomic improvements for its crew, and it is built on years of combat-proven experience. The design is based on continuous vehicle improvements and data analysis from the CV90 User Club, which includes all of the user nations currently operating CV90 fleets.

“I am very pleased to sign this contract for Mid-Life Update of the Danish CV90 fleet. It is an important upgrade of one of the Army’s most important weapon systems. As the manufacturer of the vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds has a great knowledge of the capability, and the upcoming upgrade will bring the vehicles back to a state-of-the-art platform that will ensure it is equipped for future operations,” said Lieutenant General Kim Jesper Jørgensen, director of DALO.

“These upgrades will provide Danish CV90 crews with improved protection and increased combat efficiency, all while securing the functionality of the Royal Danish Army’s existing fleet of CV90s,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, which designs and produces the CV90 family of vehicles.

The Danish CV90s will also receive upgrades that include the installation of rubber tracks. This will reduce the weight of the vehicle which will free up the payload for new systems. Additionally, the rubber tracks will reduce noise and vibrations, which will minimize the long-term bio-mechanical impact on the crew and reduce crew fatigue.

The upgraded vehicles will have an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and Defence Aid Suite (DAS) sensor system, which will increase both the lethality and protection of the Danish troops.

The program delivery is scheduled between 2026 and 2029, and it will be executed in close collaboration with Danish industry and partners.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil has a keen interest in the UK armed forces and national security issues as well as global defence procurement and cyber security matters. He also researches and writes about Scottish and military history.

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