BAE Systems has received a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for supply of an additional 102 BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicles to the Swedish Armed Forces.
The $120 million contract is the exercise of an option in a contract awarded by the FMV for an initial 48 vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds, in January 2012.
Under the contract, the company will deliver an additional 102 vehicles in different variants, which include troop carriers, command vehicles and ambulances, as well as logistic carriers.
A further development of the Bv206S armoured vehicle, the BvS10 is an armoured all-terrain tracked carrier, designed to provide all-round crew protection against small-calibre munitions, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank mines during combat operations.
Depending upon the variant, the fully amphibious vehicle is equipped with either a 12.7mm or 7.62mm-calibre machine gun for self-defence and can accommodate 11 future infantry soldier system (FELIN)-equipped soldiers along with their individual squad weapons and equipment.
Capable of operating in extreme temperatures ranging from -46°C to 49°C, the C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III transportable vehicle is also in service with the Dutch, French and British Armed Forces.
In addition to enhanced crew ergonomics, internal volume and increased protection, the Swedish go-anywhere BvS10s are equipped with the Protector remote weapon station (RWS), radio and battlefield management systems, as well as smoke grenade launchers to offer 360° coverage.
Manufacturing work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out at BAE Systems Hägglunds' refurbished production facility in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, while deliveries will start in 2014 for completion by 2015.
BAE systems announced it has won a $61 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defense to regenerate the Royal Marines’ fleet of BvS10 Viking all-terrain vehicles. Under the terms of the Contract, BAE Systems will provide refurbishment of 99 vehicles and compile them to a common Mk2 mine-protected amphibious standard
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for an improved version of its go-anywhere BvS10 Viking armoured vehicle. The company will deliver 24 of the vehicles, known as the BvS10 Viking Mark II, to the MoD in early 2010 so that they can be deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2010
Sweden --- BAE Systems has received an additional order for the armoured all-terrain vehicle BvS10 VIKING from the British Ministry of Defence (MoD). The contract is for nine vehicles, seven of the troop-carrying variant and two in command vehicle configuration
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce 32 BvS10 military vehicles for Austria under a government-to-government arrangement with Sweden. The BvS10 is a highly maneuverable armored vehicle with superior performance for operating in challenging terrain to deliver personnel or cargo in combat and disaster relief scenarios
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipment worth $101 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 13, 2014
The Swedish government is planning to equip fighter jets with cruise missiles, following the announcement made on a military spending hike linked to the Ukraine crisis. “In the future the ability to combat longer range targets can be important,” Defence Minister Karin Enstroem was quoted as saying by Sveriges Radio, adding that the missiles would have “a high precision which acts as a deterrent”
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