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AFRY Signs Agreement with Hägglunds for CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Programme

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AFRY Signs Agreement with Hägglunds for CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Programme

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AFRY Signs Agreement with Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle

AFRY deepens the strategic partnership with BAE Systems Hägglunds, a leading Swedish defence and security company with expertise in the design, development, and production of military vehicles and systems. As part of the expanded collaboration, AFRY has signed a new assignment with an estimated ordervalue of 300 million SEK to provide advanced engineering solutions for the company’s CV90 platform which is a series of military vehicles. The new agreement between AFRY and Hägglunds commences during the second quarter of 2024 and extends until 2027. The assignment involves a strategic commitment to support the establishment of a program office for engineering development for one of Hägglunds’ CV90 clients.

“We are proud to have been awarded this contract and see it as a recognition of our ability to deliver high-quality engineering solutions. Together with Hägglunds, we look forward to contributing to a successful technological development within the defence industry and societal security” states Martin Öman, Head of Industrial and Digital Solutions at AFRY.

“AFRY has the experience from advanced projects in design, calculation, and engineering, but also a significant competence in the defence industry, system engineering, operation and security systems. We look forward to deepening our collaboration and leveraging their technical expertise” says Lars Pettersson, Head of Engineering at Hägglunds.

Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Photo by FMV)

The program office will undertake a significant part of the design and engineering work in the project, where AFRY will play a central role. The intensified collaboration between the companies has also resulted in a dedicated project office for product development in Trollhättan and Gothenburg. AFRY’s project office will consist of around 100 engineers and defence experts, supporting Hägglunds’ organisation in various projects within the defence industry. AFRY provides engineering, design, digital and advisory services with 19,000 devoted experts in industry, energy and infrastructure sectors, creating impact for generations to come.

The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) is a family of Swedish tracked armoured combat vehicles designed by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Hägglunds and Bofors during the mid-1980s to early 1990s, before entering service in Sweden in the mid-1990s. The CV90 platform design has continuously evolved from the Mk 0 to the current Mk IV with technological advances and changing battlefield requirements. Developed specifically for the Nordic subarctic climate, the vehicle has very good mobility in snow and wetlands while carrying and supporting eight, and in later versions six, fully equipped soldiers. Other variants include forward artillery observation, command and control, anti-aircraft, armoured recovery vehicle, electronic warfare versions and so forth.

AFRY Signs Agreement with Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90 MK IV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Photo by FMV)

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