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Norway boosting CV90 fleet with 20-unit order

Norwegian CV90
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The Norwegian defense ministry has placed an order with BAE Systems for the delivery of an additional 20 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles for the Norwegian Army.

The $50 million contract will increase the army’s fleet to 164 vehicles as part of its effort to grow and modernize in the face of evolving threats.

Norway is one of seven CV90 users and is the latest customer to enhance its fleet of CV90s following significant life extension and mid-life upgrade contracts from Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Norway has ordered 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier CV90 variants, with delivery scheduled for 2023.

“We look forward to fielding another 20 modern CV90 combat support vehicles into the Norwegian Army,” said Brigadier Øyvind Johan Kvalvik, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency’s Land Systems Division. “These additional vehicles will provide the Norwegian Army with the room for maneuver and combat power that the nrmy needs to be able to complete its missions using the most modern IFV vehicles in the world.”

BAE Systems Hägglunds, the manufacturer of the CV90 based in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, will deliver the new vehicles in cooperation with Ritek, a Norwegian CV90 partner.

“We have a strong track record of delivering on time, at cost, and high quality to the Norwegian Army. This follow-up order demonstrates the importance of successful relationships with in-country industry partners like Ritek,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds.

Norway is one of seven European users operating the CV90. The others are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands. BAE Systems Hägglunds has so far delivered close to 1,300 vehicles in multiple variants.