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Meopta to support potential CV90 Czech build

30th November 2017 - 11:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Meopta will support line-of-sight technology for BAE Systems’ CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) if the vehicle is selected by the Czech Army.

BAE Systems is offering the CV90 to replace the Czech Army’s fleet of BMP II IFVs.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding with Saab - developer of the CV90’s fire control system - Meopta will locally produce key components for the Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft Fire Control System (UTAAS).

The modular integrated UTAAS system is designed to provide direct fire capability that allows the CV90’s gunner to take aim independently of the vehicle’s movements while the fire control system automatically aligns the gun.

Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, general manager of BAE Systems’ Hägglunds business, said: ‘BAE Systems is committed to offering the Czech Army a modern, adaptable combat vehicle with cutting edge technologies.

‘As we continue to pursue the BMP II replacement programme, we are pleased to see one of our key suppliers expand their own range of services in support of one of the nation’s most important defence programmes.’

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