127 Vehicles at $200 Million for Delivery 2022-2024
BAE Systems Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik is to deliver an additional 127 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to the Swedish armed forces, under a contract recently signed with Sweden’s defence procurement agency, FMV, valued at some $200 million (€166 million), the company announced on 3 May.
The contract covers both command and control and logistics vehicles, deliveries of which will take place between 2022-2024. The vehicle’s all-terrain and Arctic environment capabilities, including its amphibious nature, coupled to a flexible. Modular design, accommodate evolving mission requirements, including making provision for advanced battle management systems. In addition to Sweden (which also operates the vehicle’s predecessors, the Bv206, of which over 10,000 have been sold to more than 40 countries), the BvS10 is operated by Austria, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Adding further BvS10s to the existing fleet increases the Swedish Army’s mission capabilities.
“The investment from Sweden provides the Swedish Army with more of these extremely mobile, capable and robust vehicles. This continued investment in the BvS10 is an important step toward further opportunities in Sweden and internationally for the BvS10 and it BEOWULF unarmoured variant,” commented Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, Managing Director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “This also demonstrates the strong and trusted relationship between BAE Systems and the Swedish customer to deliver the capabilities the Swedish military needs […] We see an increased interest from many countries for extreme mobility capabilities, such as those seen on our BvS10 and BEOWULF platforms. We are especially looking forward to the joint four-nations collaborative all-terrain procurement involving Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.”
The Swedish BvS10s feature enhanced crew ergonomics, greater internal volume, and advanced protection. The BEOWULF variant is also a candidate for the US Army’s Cold Weather All Terrain Vehicle (CATV) programme.