Micropol Fiberoptic has signed a contract with BAE Systems Hägglunds for the delivery of field tactical fiber optic communication systems. The contract order is significant and includes deliveries until 2028. The order will be produced in Micropol Fiberoptic’s facility in Åled outside Halmstad and adds significant production volume to the existing contracts with BAE Systems Hägglunds.
“The new order is an important recognition of our excellent cooperation with BAE Systems Hägglunds”, Micropol’s CEO Peter Ljungkvist says. “Digitalization of the armed forces in Europe and North America is a high priority, and Micropol is well positioned in this arena, e.g. evident in the repeated trust that BAE Systems Hägglunds invest in us”.
AB Hägglund & Söner was founded in 1899 by Johan Hägglund in Gullänget, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The company was divided in 1988, one part being Hägglunds Vehicle AB, the military vehicles business. In October 1997 the British company Alvis plc acquired Hägglunds Vehicle AB to form Alvis Hägglunds AB. Alvis expanded its military vehicle business in 1998 with the purchase of GKN’s armoured vehicle division in 1998 and Vickers Defence in 2002 to form Alvis Vickers. In September 2004 BAE Systems acquired Alvis Vickers and merged it with its RO Defence ordnance division to form BAE Systems Land Systems. Hägglunds was renamed Land Systems Hägglunds. In June 2005 BAE Systems acquired United Defense and reorganised its land systems businesses into BAE Systems Land and Armaments, with Land Systems and Land Systems Hägglunds as subsidiaries of this U.S. based operating group.