Land Warfare

CV90 fires Spike-LR missile in testing

8th January 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has tested the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle’s ability to fire long-range anti-tank guided missiles, the company announced on 7 January.

The testing, carried out in northern Sweden, saw a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ Spike-LR (long range) missile mounted on a BAE Systems Hägglunds’ CV90 and fired at a target more than 2,000 metres away.

The exercise marks the first time an integrated version of the anti-tank guided missile has been launched from the CV90, and demonstrates the vehicle’s enhanced operational capabilities on the battlefield by enabling indirect fire at long distances or at air targets. It also demonstrates the platform’s versatility to perform a wide range of missions, and shows the CV90 can adapt to new technologies for meeting current and future requirements.

BAE Systems is currently executing a Swedish government contract to provide a mortar variant of the CV90 called Mjölner that adds greater mobility to close indirect fire support.

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