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DSEI 2023: BAE ready to transfer CV90 upgrade work from Sweden to Netherlands

13th September 2023 - 11:15 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The first photograph released of the latest CV9035NL with the Mid Life Update turret, clearly showing the twin-round launcher for Spike LR2 and Iron Fist APS. (Photo: BAE Systems Hägglunds)

BAE Systems Hägglunds has completed its first four upgraded CV9035NL infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA), and the programme remains on track deliver to 122 enhanced platforms by the end of 2026.

BAE Systems Hägglunds has completed the first four CV9035NL IFVs fitted with the latest turret mid-life update (MLU) for the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) on time and on budget, according to Tarkan Turkan, director CV90 at the company.

These are now being put through verification trials which include aspects such as firepower, mobility, climatic conditions and logistics support.

According to Turkan: 'This MLU has been developed in close cooperation with the end user, the Netherlands Defence Material Organisation, with the first four vehicles being built in Sweden followed by progressive transfer of production to our partner, Van Halteren Defence in the Netherlands.'

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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