The Czech Republic, Sweden, and BAE Methods have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that gives a framework for negotiations of an settlement to ship CV90 fight automobiles to the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. Beneath the phrases of the MoU, the governments of Sweden and the Czech Republic will cooperate on navy affairs together with coaching, help and ongoing training for troops and tools operators, in addition to collaboration on the acquisition and help of CV90 fight automobiles. The settlement additionally lays out the opportunity of future collaboration between the 2 nations on the event of upgrades, new know-how and on-going help for the CV90. Contract negotiations will happen within the first half of 2023.

“We’re very happy with the progress we have now made in our discussions with the Czech Republic and the Kingdom of Sweden. We stay up for concluding contract negotiations within the new yr, with the dedication to supporting the Czech Armed Forces in enhancing their protection and fight capabilities with the trendy, combat-proven CV90,” stated Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, president of BAE Methods Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, which designs and produces the CV90.


BAE Methods CV90MkIV Infantry Combating Automobiles

The MoU specifies that the continuing negotiations with BAE Methods will embrace: reaching an settlement for the acquisition of 210 infantry combating automobiles; assembly the necessity for indigenous long run help for the automobiles; and, delivering on a requirement of a dedication for a sturdy Czech industrial participation program. Beneath the proposed settlement, the Czech Military will obtain the most recent iteration of the CV90, often called the CV90MkIV. The Czech Republic will develop into the ninth member of the CV90 Consumer Membership – which incorporates international locations which have CV90s in service with their armed forces. The Consumer Membership already consists of eight international locations, 5 of them members of NATO: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, in addition to the most recent member, Slovakia.

The Fight Automobile 90 (Stridsfordon 90, Strf90, CV90) is a household of Swedish tracked fight automobiles designed by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk, FMV), Hägglunds and Bofors through the mid-Nineteen Eighties to early Nineteen Nineties, coming into service in Sweden within the mid-Nineteen Nineties. The CV90 platform design has constantly advanced in steps from Mk0 to present MkIV with advances in know-how and in response to altering battlefield necessities. The Swedish model of the primary infantry combating car (IFV) is fitted with a turret from Bofors that’s outfitted with a 40 mm Bofors autocannon. Developed particularly for the Nordic subarctic local weather, the car has superb mobility in snow and wetlands whereas carrying and supporting eight absolutely outfitted dismounted troopers.