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Norway's improved CV90s start rolling off the production line

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Nicholas de Larrinaga, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
01 March 2015


BAE Systems CV90 for the Royal Norwegian Army conducting firing trials. Source: BAE Systems
The Royal Norwegian Army has received its first series-produced improved BAE Systems CV9030 infantry fighting vehicle.

BAE Systems is under contract to upgrade 103 existing Norwegian CV90s and build an additional 41 for a total fleet of 144 under a programme understood to be worth USD500 million.

The improved CV9030 for Norway includes armour protection enhancements, digital electronic architecture, improved situational awareness systems, and a remote weapon station, among other changes. Five CV90 variants are on order for Norway, with all the vehicles set to be delivered by 2018.

The handover of the first series-produced vehicle on 24 February follows the handover of the first two pre-series vehicles on 25 February 2014. These vehicles underwent extensive trials before series production began in January at BAE Systems Hägglunds new CV90 production line in Sweden.


The first series-produced BAE Systems CV9030 was handed over to the Royal Norwegian Army on 24 February. (BAE Systems)
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