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Sweden orders new CV90 IFVs

BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) for new CV9035 MkIIIC infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and associated integrated logistic support.

This new contract will see the supply of new-build CV90s to replenish the Swedish Army’s fleet and replace CV9040 vehicles that were donated to Ukraine by the Swedish government.

Additionally, the Swedish government is acquiring more new-build CV90 vehicles to enhance Ukraine’s capabilities. This contract will also provide an opportunity for other nations to participate in the procurement of CV90 MkIIICs.

“These new CV9035 MkIIICs will extend the capabilities of both the Swedish and Ukrainian armies and provide crews improved combat awareness, increased mobility, protection, and lethality,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, Managing Director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, which designs and produces the CV90.

The new CV9035 MkIIIC is built to the same standard as the newest CV90 mid-life upgrade program for the Netherlands. The vehicles will be equipped with a new turret that provides a leap forward in design and functionality.

It also offers significant ergonomic improvements to benefit the vehicle’s crew. The vehicle is built on years of combat-proven experience, continuous improvements, and data gathering from the CV90 User Club, which comprises the nations operating CV90 fleets.

BAE Systems’ CV90 IFV offers leading combat capability in the 20-38 ton class. It can integrate a wide range of weapon systems, providing all-target capability to land forces worldwide.

With a total of 1,700 vehicles ordered in 17 different variants, the CV90 has covered more than eight million kilometers. It has been selected by 10 European nations, eight of which are NATO members, and has seen combat in Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as operations in Liberia.

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