Upgraded Digital Turret Offers Leap Forward in Functionality
At DSEI in London earlier this month BAE Systems unveiled the latest variant of the CV90 IFV, with a D-Series digital turret installed. This marked the first time the upgraded digital turret, which represents a leap forward in design and functionality, has been seen in public.
Recently selected by the Royal Netherlands Army as part of an extensive $500 million (€428 million) mid-life upgrade programme for the CV9035NL, the new turret configuration is also included in the CV90 MkIV offer for the Czech Republic.
Developed by BAE Systems Hägglunds, the turret on display at DSEI mounted a 50mm gun. The main weapon position is changed to provide even better vehicle balance, and enable new ways to introduce a variety of weaponry for increased lethality. It also offers significant ergonomic improvements to benefit the vehicle’s crew. The enhanced turret design is built on years of combat-proven experience, continuous vehicle improvements, and data analysis from the seven nations currently operating CV90 fleets.
“The new turret configuration provides CV90 crews with improved protection and increased combat efficiency. It represents our continued commitment to delivering the most modern, advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle that meets our customers’ requirements now and in the future,” explained Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, Managing Director of BAE Systems Hägglunds.
The CV90 is also equipped with Elbit Systems’ IRON FIST active protection system and integrates a Rafael SPIKE-LR anti-tank weapon. Other significant improvements include the latest generation of sensors, plus AI and AR software to increase the CV90s multi-domain capabilities.