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Laser Centrum contracted for Swedish Mjölner

21st December 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has signed a contract with Czech company Laser Centrum to manufacture mechanical components for the Swedish Army’s Mjölner mortar system, the company announced on 18 December.

Laser Centrum offers precision metal sheet manufacturing services, including laser cutting, metal bending, and welding.

The contract will support work for the Mjölner system, which is being integrated on the Swedish Army’s fleet of CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

The agreement also strengthens BAE Systems’ ties with Czech industry in support of its offering of the CV90 to replace the Czech Army's fleet of BMP II IFVs.

Peter Nygren, vice president, business development, Hägglunds business, BAE Systems, said: ‘We are pleased to extend our industry network further into the north of the Czech Republic, while helping to support the regional economy and workforce through a high profile defence programme.

‘This latest contract will also open the door for Laser Centrum to compete for production work in the defence sector, which only serves to strengthen the Czech Republic’s defence industry base over the long term.’

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