The Czech Republic has efficiently accomplished negotiations with the federal government of Sweden, the Swedish protection procurement group (Försvarets materielverk, FMV), and BAE Methods Hägglunds to purchase 246 CV90 MkIV infantry combating automobiles (IFVs) in seven completely different variants. The contract is valued at SEK 22 billion ($2.2 billion). The settlement gives highly-capable automobiles for Czech troopers whereas offering Czech trade a major function in this system.

The CV90s will likely be developed and delivered by an industrial partnership with Czech trade to fulfill the necessities of the Czech Ministry of Defence and the intention of sustaining nationwide sovereignty for the Czech Republic. The Czech industrial companions will likely be delivering 40% of the acquisition’s worth in growth, manufacturing and meeting contracts, not together with VAT. This system additionally presents future industrial alternatives that characterize important financial worth effectively past the movement down of contracts to Czech industrial companions. The contract will bolster the native defence sector, granting entry to BAE Methods’ international provide chain, increasing alternatives for cooperation, and enhancing native competitiveness.

BAE Methods’ CV90 MkIV Infantry Preventing Car. (Photograph by BAE Methods Hägglunds)

“Because the ninth member of the CV90 Consumer Group, the Czech Republic and its Military will profit from this combat-proven infantry combating automobile with a number one mixture of mobility, firepower, safety, and future progress potential,” mentioned Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Methods Hägglunds, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. “This contract additionally represents a major win for Czech trade that can final for many years.”

The CV90 MkIV, the newest technology of the main infantry combating automobile, is a perfect, battle-proven automobile. CV90 has been deployed around the globe in coalition operations underneath each NATO and UN mandates. The automobile presents superior tactical and strategic capabilities to focus on a variety of floor and airborne targets, and distinctive resilience in any terrain and tactical setting. BAE Methods Hägglunds has produced greater than 1,400 CV90s in 17 variants for European international locations, 5 of that are NATO members. Slovakia not too long ago chosen the CV90 for its armed forces, becoming a member of the Czech Republic because the eigth and ninth member international locations, respectively, of the CV90 Consumer Group.