Below the worldwide Collaborative All-Terrain Car (CATV) programme – together with Sweden and Germany – the UK Commando Drive will obtain 60 Future All-Terrain Autos (FATV) ranging from February 2025, beneath a £140 million contract. The deal will see a complete of 436 of the automobiles delivered by BAE Methods throughout the three European companions, with the engines for all FATVs produced by Cummins in Darlington. The automobiles might be utilized by the Navy’s Littoral Response Teams – bespoke, highly-mobile amphibious job teams designed to react to crises in areas strategically necessary to the UK. Able to working within the harshest climate situations and most distant environments, the amphibious, multi-role, armoured car will embody variants of automobiles for troop transport, logistics, medical evacuation, restoration, and command and management.

Brigadier Mark Totten, Navy Deputy Director Acquisition, stated:”The signing of the CATV contract is nice information for UK Defence and for Commando Forces. It is a distinctive functionality – elementary for Commando Forces which might be professional in working within the excessive chilly climate and throughout the littoral. The car boasts plenty of traits that make it excellent for the Future Commando Drive: it’s adept over snow, has amphibious swimming functionality and protects its occupants from a number of threats.”


Defence Procurement Minister, Alex Chalk stated:”We proceed to equip our Armed Forces with probably the most cell and resilient capabilities, to help them in operations all over the world and Future All-Terrain Autos for the Royal Navy are one other instance of this. This tri-lateral settlement with Sweden and Germany serves to strengthen key alliances and enhance interoperability.”

BAE System BvS10 All-Terrain Autos

The BvS10 (Bandvagn Skyddad 10, known as the All Terrain Car (protected) – ATV(P) or Viking by the UK forces) is a tracked articulated amphibious all-terrain armoured car produced by BAE Methods Land Methods Hägglunds of Sweden. The BvS10 is just like, however distinct from, Hägglunds earlier Bandvagn 206 or Bv 206S. It’s a a lot bigger car primarily based upon the attribute twin-cab, articulated frame-steering system typical of Hägglunds all-terrain automobiles. The principle variations from the older Bv206s are a extra highly effective Cummins 5.9 litre diesel engine, improved floor clearance, and newly developed chassis, energy practice and steering items that give the car significantly enhanced velocity (as much as 65 km/h) and luxury on street and in terrain, in addition to better load-carrying functionality.

Working alongside our European and Joint Expeditionary Drive (JEF) Arctic companions within the Excessive North, FATVs might be in-service till 2058, changing the BV206 tracked and older BvS 10 ‘Viking’ fashions. Their articulated mobility programs present optimum manoeuvrability throughout various terrains to allow them to traverse snow, ice, rock, sand, mud or swamps, in addition to steep mountain environments. The automobiles’ amphibious function additionally permits them to swim in flooded areas or coastal waters, and a logistics variant can carry 6 tonnes of apparatus. Progressing to contract is a transparent assertion of the UK’s sturdy dedication to Excessive North and to working alongside our NATO and JEF companions. The FATV has a entrance cabin to accommodate the driving force with three totally geared up marines, and a rear cabin which may carry eight totally geared up marines or be fitted for a wide range of totally different functions together with brief vary air defence.

BAE System BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles
BAE System BvS10 All-Terrain Autos