BAE Systems Hägglunds Delivers Upgraded CV9035NL To Royal Netherlands Army
The primary newly-upgraded CV90 infantry preventing car (IFVs) for the Royal Netherlands Military (Koninklijke Landmacht) fleet was not too long ago unveiled throughout a rollout ceremony on the BAE Methods Hägglunds facility in Sweden. Prospects, native dignitaries, and BAE Methods staff attended the occasion, which celebrated the primary car accomplished within the 500 million euro improve program. The improve enhances the CV90 automobiles’ capabilities by offering car crews with improved safety, firepower, and ergonomics, and considerably elevated fight effectiveness. The Dutch CV9035 automobiles have been outfitted with a number of enhanced capabilities comparable to an Lively Safety System (APS), an Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), and a brand new Electro-Optic Aiming System (EOPS), which supplies further situational consciousness. The automobiles additionally embrace an upgraded fourth technology digital spine, with embedded and extra strong cybersecurity, to future-proof the electronics.
“We’re dedicated to delivering probably the most trendy and adaptable IFVs to satisfy our clients’ necessities, and we’re extraordinarily happy with the technological developments underway as a part of this vital mid-life improve program. This is step one in delivering the IFV that meets our Dutch buyer’s wants, rising their fight effectivity on the long run battlefield,” mentioned Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Methods Hägglunds.
“This rollout is a vital step within the mid-life replace of the infantry preventing automobiles for the Royal Netherlands Military. The improve of the CV90 ends in a state-of-the-art infantry preventing car which supplies extra safety, a brand new turret, better firepower, and a brand new IT infrastructure. The car enhances crew operational effectiveness when going through new threats and protecting our infantry protected on the identical time. It’s a highly effective mixture of man and machine. The 122 upgraded Dutch CV90s can be futureproof,” mentioned Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard, the Nationwide Armaments Director, and director of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).
In January 2021, BAE Methods signed an intensive mid-life improve contract with the Dutch Defence Materiel Group (DMO) for the Royal Netherlands Military’s fleet of 122 CV90s, to make sure the CV9035NL stays in service by 2039. A key enchancment is the newly-designed CV90 turret, a leap ahead in functionality and performance, developed by BAE Methods Hägglunds. The principle weapon place has been modified, leading to even higher car steadiness, in addition to creating new choices for various options for each weaponry and crew, together with considerably improved lethality and ergonomics. Greater than 20 Dutch corporations are concerned within the provide chain for the mid-life improve program, offering mechanical and electrical elements to each BAE Methods Hägglunds and its predominant subsystem suppliers. These relationships will assist the Dutch protection industrial base for a few years to come back.
The Fight Car 90 (CV90; Sw. Stridsfordon 90, Strf90) is a household of Swedish tracked fight automobiles designed by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk, FMV), Hägglunds and Bofors in the course of the mid-Nineteen Eighties to early Nineteen Nineties, coming into service in Sweden within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. The CV90 platform design has constantly developed in steps from Mk0 to present MkIV with advances in expertise and in response to altering battlefield necessities. The Swedish model of the primary infantry preventing car (IFV) is fitted with a turret from Bofors that’s outfitted with a 40 mm Bofors autocannon. Export variations are fitted with Hägglunds E-series turrets, armed with both a 30 mm Mk44 or a 35 mm Bushmaster autocannon. At present, 1,280 automobiles in 15 variants are in service with seven consumer nations, 4 of that are NATO members, beneath BAE Methods Hägglunds AB.
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