CV90 Continuously Developed to Meet Future Threats
On 7 March BAE Systems confirmed that it has submitted a bid for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Land 400 Phase 3 requirement, for a Mounted Close Combat Capability (MCCC) involving up to 450 vehicles.
The bid, led by the corporation’s Sweden-based combat vehicles business and supported by BAE Systems Australia, is based on the combat-proven CV90 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), which the company has continuously developed to meet customer requirements and future operational threats.
A total of 1,280 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 Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. 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,” commented Vice President and General Manager for vehicle designer and manufacturer, BAE Systems Hägglunds, Tommy Gustafsson-Rask. “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,” added BAE Systems Australia’s CEO, Gabby Costigan. “We look forward to working closely with businesses across the country to increase sovereign Australian Industry Capability as important national projects like this develop.”