BAE Techniques has acquired a contract modification from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to construct 20 extra CV90 mortar autos. The roughly $30 million contract has been awarded to the BAE Techniques Swedish three way partnership HB Utveckling AB, which mixes BAE Techniques’ Hägglunds and Bofors manufacturing capabilities. Manufacturing will probably be carried out at BAE Techniques Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The unique contract for 40 CV90 Mjölner programs was awarded in 2016, and deliveries of the programs began in 2019 and had been accomplished on time in 2020.

In February 2022, FMV awarded the primary follow-on contract for 20 extra programs, in addition to the improve of the 40 programs already in service, to carry all of them to the identical normal by integrating the Swedish Military’s new C4I LSS Mark system. Each FMV and BAE Techniques have heralded this programme as a benchmark for collaborative growth. As soon as the contract modification deliveries are accomplished in 2025, the Swedish Military will function 80 CV90 mortar autos in its fleet. The autos, often called Granatkastarpansarbandvagn 90, present vital oblique firepower capabilities within the mechanised brigades.


Swedish Military CV90 Mjölner Mortar Techniques. (Picture by Nils Bjuggstam/BAE Techniques)

Mjölner is the hammer of Thor, depicted as one of the vital fearsome weapons, able to leveling mountains. Mjölner maximizes the area obtainable within the automobile by the basket-less design, leading to in optimum ergonomics for
the crew. The storage of the vast majority of the ammunition within the turret bustle gives speedy and straightforward
entry from each the within and out of doors, throughout loading and firing in addition to when resupplying the as much as 56
grenades. Mjölner was designed from the very starting to be intuitive and extremely user-friendly. Safety stage in line with STANAG 2 in primary design, add-on safety could be mounted; enhanced safety is accessible as an choice

The CV90 (Fight Automobile 90; Stridsfordon 90 or Strf90) is a household of Swedish tracked fight autos designed by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk, FMV), Hägglunds and Bofors throughout the mid-Nineteen Eighties to early Nineties, getting into service in Sweden within the mid-Nineties. Developed particularly for the Nordic subarctic local weather, the automobile has superb mobility in snow and wetlands whereas carrying and supporting eight. There are roughly 1,300 CV90s, in a number of variants, in service with Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Extra not too long ago, each Slovakia and the Czech Republic have chosen CV90 to exchange their legacy infantry preventing automobile fleets.

Swedish Army CV90 Mjölner Mortar Systems
Swedish Military CV90 Mjölner Mortar Techniques. (Picture by Nils Bjuggstam/BAE Techniques)