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EVPÚ Defence to Supply Commander Sights for Czech CV90 Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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EVPÚ Defence to Supply Commander Sights for Czech CV90 Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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BAE Systems Awarded $2.2 Billion Czech Republic Contract to Acquire 246 CV90 IFVs
BAE Systems Awarded $2.2 Billion Czech Republic Contract to Acquire 246 CV90 IFVs

EVPÚ Defence will participate in the Czech CV90 tracked infantry fighting vehicle programme with its CMS-1 commander sight. CMS-1 commander sight is a multi-sensor electro-optical system developed as a stabilized panoramic sight for various weapon stations for wheeled / tracked armored vehicles and infantry fighting vehicles (IFV). All optical sensors are mounted on a gyro-stabilized pan and tilt positioner, allowing a commander to get an overview of the battlefield. The body of the container is ruggedized against vibrations and resistant to all weather conditions.

Combination of sensors ensures a capability of the system to see in all weather and light conditions. There are three types of sensors – day channel, night channel and LRF. Day channel is provided by a zoom camera with a color and B/W mode. Night channel is provided by a cooled thermal camera. Range measurements are performed by an eye safe laser rangefinder. All sensors are precisely aligned and fixed to prevent any movements during gunfire. The whole system is protected with a Armox shield to prevent damage from an indirect hit and offers ballistic protection Level II in compliance with STANAG 4569 and AEP-55.

CMS-1 Commander Sight
CMS-1 Commander Sight. (Photo by EVPÚ Defence)

The Czech Republic has finalized negotiations to procure CV90 infantry fighting vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik. BAE Systems submitted a proposal offering CV90 MkIVs to the Czech Republic in 2021. The decision builds on a memorandum signed in 2022 to purchase tracked combat vehicles from Sweden. Valued at 22 billion Swedish kronor ($2.2 billion), the agreement will deliver 246 CV90 MkIVs in seven different variants. Sweden will also provide the Czech Republic with delivery support and information exchange during training, operation, and continued development of the CV90s according to the country’s requirements.

EVPU Defence was founded in 2001. The company is a member of the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic and holds valid ISO 9001 and AQAP 2110 certificates. EVPU Defence’s business activities include the development, design, production and service of the following products: Electro-optical surveillance systems, Surveillance and monitoring vehicles, Pan tilt positioners, Remote controlled weapon stations, Commander and gunner sights, Modular passive protection systems for armored vehicles and Special SW applications designed to control electro-optical systems.

BAE Systems’ CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
BAE Systems’ CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Photo by BAE Systems Hägglunds)

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