Combat Vehicle 90

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The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90; Sw. Stridsfordon 90, Strf90) is a family of Swedish tracked combat vehicles designed by FMV, Hägglunds (BAE Systems Hägglunds) and Bofors during the mid-1980s and early 1990s and entered service in Sweden in the mid-90s. The CV90 platform design has continuously evolved in steps from Mk0 to current MkIII with advances in technology and in response to changing battlefield requirements. The Swedish version of the main infantry fighting vehicle is fitted with a turret from Bofors that is equipped with a 40 mm autocannon. Export versions are fitted with BAE Systems Hägglunds E-series turret with 30 mm and 35 mm autocannons. Developed specifically for the Nordic sub-arctic climate, the vehicle has very good mobility in snow and wetlands while carrying and supporting eight and six fully equipped dismount soldiers. Other variants include Forward Observation, Command and Control, Anti-air, Armoured Recovery, Electronic Warfare and so forth. The CV90 and Hägglunds E-series turrets has been under continuous development with more than 4 million hours invested and are still produced with modern protection, armament and network enabled solutions. Currently 1280 vehicles in 15 variants are in service with 9 user nations, 6 members of NATO under BAE Systems Hägglunds AB.

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Canada
    • Canadian Army x 424 (138 x CV9035 and 286 x CV9040)
  • Czech Republic
    • Czech Army x 246
  • Denmark
    • Royal Danish Army x 45
  • Estonia
    • Estonian Land Forces x 79
  • Finland
    • Finnish Army x 102
  • Netherlands
    • Royal Netherlands Army x 194
  • Norway
    • Royal Norwegian Army x 164
  • Portugal
    • Portuguese Army x 250
  • Slovakia
    • Slovakian Army x 152
  • Sweden
    • Swedish Army x 509
  • Switzerland
    • Swiss Army x 186
  • Ukraine
    • Ukrainian Ground Forces x 1,000+ on order

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