BAE Systems has confirmed its bid submission to provide the CV90 to the Czech Ministry of Defence for the BMP II replacement programme.
The firm say that in partnership with state-owned defense integrator VOP CZ s.p., the team’s offer will ensure the production and delivery of the CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle “on schedule and to budget”, as well as “support the sovereignty of the Czech Army and Czech industry” in the service and future development of the vehicle.
BAE Systems Hägglunds, the manufacturer of the CV90, has delivered multiple CV90 export programmes to European customers.
“We are confident that the advanced capabilities of the offered CV90 MkIV is the best choice for the Czech Army, to protect its soldiers and secure the future of its nation’s defense forces as well its defense industry,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds.
“BAE Systems’ successful industrial cooperation goes beyond the mechanical assembly of the vehicle or the creation of new factories. Our offering is based on Czech defense industries playing a high-value and strategic role in the development, production, training, and support of the vehicle and all its variants.”
On their website, BAE say that the CV90 MkIV offer also includes the most recent turret configuration designed to provide increased capabilities through the integration of the latest generation of sensors and active survivability systems, added weapon capabilities, and enhanced crew and squad ergonomics.
“Built on combat-proven experience and data analysis from the CV90’s seven existing users, the improved CV90 MkIV turret also reduces the cognitive load on crews through greater use of A.I. to meet the growing needs of the modern battlefield.”
The CV90 is in operation with seven nations: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands with close to 1,300 CV90s of numerous variants in service.