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BAE Systems Signs 15 Year Support Agreement for Danish CV9035DK IFV Fleet

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BAE Systems Signs 15 Year Support Agreement for Danish CV9035DK IFV Fleet

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BAE Systems Signs 15 Year Support Agreement for Danish CV9035DK IFV Fleet
BAE Systems Signs 15 Year Support Agreement for Danish CV9035DK IFV Fleet

BAE Systems has signed a framework agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to provide repair and maintenance services for the Danish Army’s CV9035DKs over a period of 15 years. Under the agreement, worth approximately $400 million (DKK 3,000,000,000), BAE Systems will provide an upgraded level of operability for the infantry fighting vehicles. The agreement covers repair and maintenance services for the Danish Army’s fleet of 44 CV9035DKs, such as the delivery of spare parts at a time when the service’s operational tempo remains at a high level.

“This important agreement will secure the functionality of the Danish Army’s fleet of CV90s, and will ensure that they remain operating at a high capability level and tempo for many years to come. We are proud to deliver these critical capabilities to the customer,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, the company which designs and builds the CV90.

Danish Army’s CV9035DK
Danish Army’s CV9035DK infantry fighting vehicle. (Photo by BAE Systems)

The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) is a family of Swedish tracked armoured combat vehicles designed by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Hägglund & Söner 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.

In 2005, BAE SYSTEMS Land System Hägglunds has won a 1.7 billion SEK order from the Danish Army for 45 CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, adopted by Denmark as CV9035DK. The main armament is a Bushmaster III 35/50 canon including ammunition programmer, controlled by a computerized fire control system. Both gunner and commander have stabilized day and night sight with a 3rd generation thermal night camera for the gunner. The vehicle has a crew of 3 men and a gunner squad of 7 men. The CV90DK is a further development of the CV9030 MkII in the areas of fire power, protection, mobility and ergonomics and with an advanced electronics achitecture.

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