The first four CV90 Combat Support Vehicles were delivered to the Norwegian Armed Forces during a ceremony hosted by local industry partner Ritek AS in Levanger, Norway.

The four vehicles are the first of 20 modernized CV90 engineering vehicles BAE Systems will deliver, in partnership with Ritek and the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency.

“While rebuilding these vehicles, it has been important for the government that Norwegian jobs are supported”, said Bent Joacim Bentzen, the State Secretary in the Ministry of Defense.

“This has been possible thanks to a smooth and well-functioning collaboration between the Armed Forces, Defence Material Agency, Ritek and the licenser BAE Systems Hägglunds.”

BAE say here that partnering with the Norwegian defence industry was a key factor in getting the contract signed and the vehicles into production quickly, under measures implemented by the Norwegian parliament to support the country’s economy through the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

“BAE Systems serves as the main supplier, while Ritek plays a central role in purchasing, logistics, final assembly, and integration. Ritek has also been responsible for coordinating the project and growing the participation of Norwegian industry. As a result, about 20 Norwegian companies are now qualified suppliers of products and components for the CV90 vehicles, and an integral part of BAE Systems’ Norwegian supply chain.”

You can read more on this from the firm here.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Jon
Jon
1 month ago

It’s a bit like Godwin’s Law, where the first person to mention Hitler loses. Only here it’s the “A” word.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jon
eclipse
eclipse
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

I think that they’re a fairly good football club… see no problem with them honestly.

lee1
lee1
1 month ago
Reply to  eclipse

They are okay, But I can’t understand how they got picked for the league when there were better clubs around 🙂

Stu
Stu
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

😆

RobW
RobW
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

First person to mention the ‘A’ word gets banned for life! It’s boring now, we won’t know if it works for ages so no point in keep going over it.

I’ve always though the cv90 would be a good fit alongside ch3 and the ahem A word. Not sure how that would all fit in with Boxer though.

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago
Reply to  RobW

OK good…how about Chally and CV90 anyway and knockout the Boxer.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
1 month ago
Reply to  RobW

CR3 and CV90 IFV would have been a good combo (assuming there were really good technical and financial reason not to pursue WCSP) for what we used to call armoured or armoured infantry brigades.
Still a valid requirement for Boxer of course in those other (non-light) brigades.

Green Jedi
Green Jedi
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

Not sure what you mean…

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Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

😂😂

ExcalibursTemplar
ExcalibursTemplar
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

Lmao

Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

No comment – unless that’s a comment.

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

That Royal Navy cruiser had a very meritorious career fighting Hitler.

Trevor
Trevor
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

Thought it was a KGV class battleship tho..

JohnC
JohnC
17 days ago
Reply to  AlexS

Germany!

Peregrine16
Peregrine16
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon

I always preferred Vim tbh 👍

andy
andy
1 month ago

just looks like an upgraded warrior to me, still has to be better than a certain vehicle we all currently know of…

Andrew Thorne
Andrew Thorne
1 month ago

Shame we can’t have the CV90 and instead we get one of those ridiculous fairground rides that shakes you to your bones – Ajax… I know that BAE systems have annoyed the MoD sometimes but for god’s sake why do they have to keep bashing away at Ajax when clearly it isn’t fit for the purpose that it was intended and it has clear issues with health and safety of those inside. I mean the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results isn’t it? Does this not mean those in charge… Read more »

Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

Andrew said it 3 times!!😆

John Hartley
John Hartley
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

Call the knights who say “ni!”

Coll
Coll
1 month ago
Reply to  John Hartley

I was thinking along the lines of

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Barry Larking
Barry Larking
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

Andrew has been sent to his room for the rest of the day.

Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  Barry Larking

😁

Ianbuk
Ianbuk
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

Naughty step Andrew, go on. Get on it.

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

Why didn’t he just play it sensibly and use the term Vim. schoolboy error there.

Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

BAD ANDREW   :wpds_evil: 

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

Someone didn’t read the previous comments before posting

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Thorne

You do mean the CV90 recce version?

David Lloyd
David Lloyd
1 month ago

My, they do look good. I’ll wager they can reverse up 20cm slopes, fire the canon on the move at 60kM/h, are very quiet inside and indeed they look like they have a lot of sensors fitted. And are those rubber treads is see?

Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  David Lloyd

Hi David, define a lot of sensors?
I see a gunners IR/optical sight, a 360 panoramic Commanders E/O sight and some vision blocks. I don’t see any situational awareness camera fits, any acoustic detectors, any meteorological sensor, any laser warning system? And, yes, they look like Soucy composite tracks.
cheers

RobW
RobW
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

BAE Systems Unveils the New CV-90 Recce Candidate for MOD FRES-SV Program (defense-update.com)

This was the CV90 proposal for our recce requirements. Being a layman I have no idea if it covers the issues you mention!

Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  RobW

Hi Rob, that’s an old article! I had a look, and with the exception of the below there doesn’t seem to be any extra sensors. That’s not to say that the good old MOD wouldn’t have added those requirements during contract negotiations.
:”An addition three-element Driver Thermal Viewer assembly installed above the driver’s hatch”

RobW
RobW
1 month ago
Reply to  Ian M

Just shows you how long this has been going. You can bet the MOD would have added a lot more requirements, with the weight issues that go with it.

Ian M
Ian M
1 month ago
Reply to  RobW

Certainly Rob, armour being top of the list. The well know “floor cleaner” vehicle has lots.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
1 month ago
Reply to  RobW

I wonder why it was edged out by GD’s Ajax in the bidding competition. We all think it was because the Government just didn’t like BAE at the time, but there much have been some technical or cost reasons, really.

Gavin Gordon
Gavin Gordon
1 month ago
Reply to  David Lloyd

I don’t think any of those things are possible. After all, we’ve spent years trying, and if the MoD cannot succeed then nobody can, surely? 😕

peter fernch
peter fernch
1 day ago
Reply to  David Lloyd

Beds are included

David Barry
David Barry
1 month ago

Could have bought CV90 MK4 on the cheap from the Dutch…

Remind me UK £££

Now, one thing NATO have done is divest theirselves of assets… and a huge amount of assets have been divested.

Given Ukraine, one would hope a buying is on the way.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  David Barry

Funded by the treasury rather than from the defence budget (Please 🙏)

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
1 month ago
Reply to  David Barry

I meant to say it in another thread last week ie did anyone notice when Boris was in Northern Ireland he did an interview in front of a triple mount Starstreak missile system. Mind you it might just have been to ensure there were no questions on Partygate.

nonsense
nonsense
1 month ago

amazing sniper ability

nonsense
nonsense
1 month ago

How about UKDG making likes and dislikes for comments? Lots of funny comments😆

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  nonsense

We had that years ago and it caused fights with the likes of Captain Haddock, er Pugwash. It was abused by the faceless trolls downvoting people so It was rightly binned.

Andrew D
Andrew D
1 month ago

Well at lest the Norwegians have something to smile about 😊

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago

That machine gun by the side turret is weird.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexS

The co-axial MG beside the cannon? Why is that weird?

AlexS
AlexS
1 month ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

Well it is not beside, it is in extreme left side of the turret. I guess it is one less opening in the front turret armour, so it reduces its vulnerability.

Kjell
Kjell
1 month ago

The CV90MkIV has been recommended by the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic as its preferred candidate for the procurement of IFV’s for the Slovak Army.

https://twitter.com/BAESHagglunds/status/1529873064745484288

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
15 days ago
Reply to  Kjell

It’s probably a better IFV than any Boxer.