BAE Systems Hägglunds has signed an agreement with the Danish government to provide systems integration, capability upgrades and support for long-term sustainment of its fleet of 44 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, as well as for BV206 all-terrain vehicles.
The agreement with the Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) also includes prototyping, government-furnished equipment integration, systems safety, and maintenance, repairs, and overhaul.
“This is a strategically important contract that further underpins good relations with the Danish customer,” said Peter Nygren, director of business development at BAE Systems Hägglunds. “We recognize the importance of this contract to our Danish customer and we are looking forward to meeting our commitments.”
The contract includes comprehensive industrial cooperation between BAE Systems and industrial partners in Denmark. BAE Systems’ industrial solution provides a foundation for job creation, potential technology transfer and investment, paving the way for economic development and national growth. Since 2009 the company’s industrial activity has contributed close to €300M to the Danish economy as part of the commitment to use Danish companies to support the CV90 fleet.
“This agreement with BAE Systems Hägglunds is a very important milestone for DALO and the Danish Army,” said Colonel Anders Maerkedahl Pedersen, head of Land Division at DALO. “With this partnership, we will sustain and develop these highly advanced platforms during the many years to come.”
The CV90 provides interoperability, high tactical and strategic mobility, air defence, anti-tank capability, and high survivability and lethality in any terrain or tactical environment. BAE Systems Hägglunds has devoted more than 4.5 million engineering hours in the development of and systems integration on the CV90 family of tracked combat vehicles.
CV90 has successfully operated worldwide, including in United Nations and NATO missions. There are nine CV90 variants in service, with more than 1,280 vehicles operated by seven European countries, including four NATO members. The latest variant is under production for Norway.
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Sep 22, 2016