BAE Systems has secured a framework agreement with Germany to supply an additional 227 BvS10s, worth around $400 million.
Announced by the company on April 24, the new contract will see BAE provide additional troop transport vehicles, armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three new versions of the BvS10, including a Command and Control (C2) variant and two logistics variants that will enhance combat support for the German Armed Forces.
As per the agreement, the deliveries of the vehicles will start in 2024 and continue until 2030, extending the existing framework agreement.
These vehicles will be in addition to the first 140 vehicles ordered by Germany in December last year under a 405-million euro deal.
The BvS10 and it’s unarmored variant Beowulf, are all-terrain vehicles, with articulated mobility systems that enable optimal maneuverability across various terrains and an amphibious feature for flooded areas or coastal waters.
They can deliver personnel and supplies for strategic, tactical, and operational mobility, with modular design allowing reconfiguration for varying missions and multiple variants available, including carrying personnel, command and control, ambulance, vehicle repair and recovery, logistics support, situational awareness, and weapons carrying.
“This framework agreement streamlines the process by allowing prospective and existing customers to acquire vehicles at previously negotiated terms, while also benefiting from the joint development,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “This will secure Germany’s access to these highly capable vehicles for decades to come, and demonstrates the strong relationship between BAE Systems and our customer.”
At present, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom operate the BvS10 vehicle. The US Army has placed an order for 110 Beowulf vehicles, which will be delivered over a period of five years.