The CV90 combination of firepower, mobility and protection is the cornerstone of the platform. An IFV that has evolved over more than two decades, the highly-adaptable CV90 builds on its legacy as a benchmark when it comes to best-in-class IFVs. The essence of the CV90 has always been to keep advancing to the next phase. From the original requirements set by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) in the mid-90s to the most recent version of the CV90 delivered to the Norwegian Army, the time has come to introduce a new generation to the family – the fifth generation, CV90 MkIV.
The CV90 MkIV was born out of a research and development program where we incorporated feedback from the seven nations that currently use the CV90 platform. With upgrades to the drivetrain, the CV90 MkIV now has a new engine and an upgraded heavy duty transmission, while providing users with an additional two tonnes of payload to utilize without compromising the vehicle’s agility. Additionally, the CV90 MkIV is equipped with the latest fourth generation Electronic Architecture built to NATO Standard. This not only allows sensor data fusion to be more effective, but also positions the vehicle to support future technology growth and capabilities like Augmented Reality, machine-learning concepts, Artificial Intelligence and autonomous crew support.
Built on proven-technology by BAE Systems’ Hägglunds, based in Sweden, there are more than 1,200 CV90 vehicles in 15 different variants operating in seven nations – including four NATO countries. CV90s have been deployed by national forces, the UN and NATO in missions across the globe, from Afghanistan to Liberia. With an investment of more than 4.5 million engineering hours to date, BAE Systems remains committed to further advancing future generations of the CV90.
BAE Systems has a great deal of experience and proven track record when it comes to industrial cooperation and that approach continues to be one of the most important factors behind our successful customer relationships. In the last 10 years we have delivered benefits to local industry totalling £6bn. Across the CV90 platform, these demonstrated mutually-beneficial relationships include Norway, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark.