The Swedish Armed Forces Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk, FMV) has positioned an order at Hägglund Bofors Utveckling (the three way partnership between BAE Techniques Bofors AB and BAE Techniques Hagglunds AB) for twenty extra Grkpbv 90 (Granatkastaranscarband 90, Tracked Armoured Mortar Car 90) self-propelled mortars. The order worth is roughly SEK 500 million and supply to the Swedish Military (Svenska armen) is deliberate for 2023 to 2025. The primary items had been scheduled delivered in January 2019 and all 40 self-propelled mortars delivered by 2020.

Swedish Military Grkpbv 90 Self-propelled Mortar

A CV 90 fitted with two 120 mm mortars. The Fight Car 90 (CV90; Sw. Stridsfordon 90, Strf90) is a household of Swedish tracked fight automobiles. The 40 CV90 hulls for this challenge had already been bought by 2003 and had been initially supposed to be outfitted with the Patria Superior Mortar System. For financial causes, Genomförandegruppen beneficial towards it and the AMOS order was canceled with the automobiles put in storage till BAE Techniques AB acquired a contract in December 2016 to put in Mjölner 120 mm mortars on the 40 CV90s to extend the oblique hearth functionality of mechanized battalions.

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Swedish Army Grkpbv 90 Self-propelled Mortar
Swedish Military Grkpbv 90 Self-propelled Mortar

Mjölner is a turret answer with two smoothbore 120 mm gun barrels mounted on the precise car. Mjölner provides a full 60 levels of slew in azimuth with out the complexity and prices of powered turret rotation. With an elevation from 45 to 85 levels, targets will be successfully engaged over a variety of distances. Grkpbv90 will meet the present standards relating to firing price, and they are going to be significantly quicker to group and transfer, as all of the tools and personnel are contained in the car, along with their very own navigation system, POS2. Grkpbv90 could have elevated capability to help the armor items by being quicker at grouping, taking pictures and regrouping.

Swedish Army Grkpbv 90 Self-propelled Mortar
Swedish Military Grkpbv 90 Self-propelled Mortar

The car mounted mortar system Mjölner, developed and produced by BAE Techniques Hägglunds, will improve the oblique hearth functionality to help mechanized battalions. A platoon with towed mortars strikes in ten minutes, whereas the Grkpbv90 can do it two minutes, and can be prepared to maneuver one minute after having fired the final spherical. Mjölner is the hammer of Thor in Norse mythology and is depicted as some of the fearsome weapons, able to leveling mountains. A step-change answer on the battlefield. Straightforward coaching, easy to make use of and extremely efficient. Mjölner is the hammer within the fist of the navy consumer.