BAE Systems today confirmed it is offering the CV90, a combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), to the Commonwealth of Australia in response to the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Request for Tender.
The project team will be led by BAE Systems’ Sweden-based combat vehicles business and supported by BAE Systems Australia.
Advanced and highly-versatile, the CV90 uses the latest technology to keep soldiers safe. BAE Systems has continuously developed the CV90 to meet new customer requirements and future operational threats.
A total of 1280 CV90s are in service with seven nations – including four NATO members – and the vehicle is available in 15 variants, designed to deliver the best capability for the Australian Army. CV90s are already operational with militaries in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Most recently, BAE Systems successfully completed the latest delivery of 144 CV90s to the Norwegian Army on time in 2018.
“The CV90 has a combat-proven track record, established customer base, and future growth potential that will more than satisfy the Commonwealth’s requirements for years to come,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, vice president and general manager for BAE Systems Hägglunds, the designer and manufacturer of the vehicle. “We look forward to demonstrating the vehicle’s unparalleled capabilities and our breadth of operational experience as the Australian Commonwealth considers the LAND 400 Phase 3 competition.”
“We’re proud to continue our support of the Australian Defence Force with a commitment to the largest land vehicle upgrade in the Army’s history,” said Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia. “We look forward to working closely with businesses across the country to increase sovereign Australian Industry Capability as important national projects like this develop.”
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Mar 15, 2019