BAE Sys­tems awarded Norwegian ar­moured ve­hi­cle con­tract

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

BAE Sys­tems will up­grade and build CV90 ar­moured com­bat ve­hi­cles for the Norwegian Army un­der a con­tract worth ap­prox­i­mately £500 mil­lion ($750 mil­lion) awarded by the Norwegian Gov­ern­ment. The com­pany will up­grade Nor­way’s ex­ist­ing 103-ve­hi­cle CV9030 fleet, de­liv­ered from the mid-1990s, and build new ve­hi­cle chas­sis to de­liver 144 CV90s in dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions, in­clud­ing a vari­ant equipped with a sen­sor suite for im­proved sur­veil­lance ca­pa­bil­ity.

“We have had a long and ex­cel­lent ex­pe­ri­ence with CV90, and have built up con­sid­er­able ex­per­tise about the sys­tem, which we have cho­sen to fur­ther de­velop to­gether with our sup­plier in Swe­den,” said Pet­ter Jansen, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor at the Norwegian De­fence Lo­gis­tics Or­gan­i­sa­tion. “This is one of the largest army in­vest­ments and an im­por­tant part of the Norwegian Army mod­erni­sa­tion plan.”

The project will de­liver 74 in­fantry fight­ing, 21 re­con­nais­sance, 15 com­mand, 16 engi­neer­ing, 16 multi-role and two driver train­ing ve­hi­cles. The multi-role ve­hi­cles can ful­fill dif­fer­ent func­tions, in­clud­ing mor­tar car­rier and lo­gis­tics roles.

“To­day’s or­der il­lus­trates the trust there is in Nor­way for the CV90 fam­ily of ve­hi­cles,” said Tommy Gustafs­son-Rask, Pres­i­dent of BAE Sys­tems Hag­glu­nds. “We continue to in­vest in the CV90 sys­tem and de­velop the ve­hi­cle to keep it at the fore­front of tech­nol­ogy and in par­tic­u­lar, to in­cor­po­rate im­prove­ments in pro­tec­tion and digi­ti­sa­tion so that it re­mains the world’s most ad­vanced ve­hi­cle of its kind.”

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