Sweden orders Mjölner mortar systems
BAE Systems will install Mjölner vehicle mounted mortar systems on the Swedish Army’s CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles under a $68 million contract announced on 23 December.
The system will increase the indirect fire capability of the vehicles to support mechanised battalions.
The Swedish Army has more than 500 CV90s outfitted with a turret equipped with a 40 mm autocannon. Earlier this year, BAE Systems was awarded a contract to refurbish 262 of the vehicles, including survivability, turret, and combat system performance upgrades. Adding the mounted mortar systems will address another priority that helps increase the vehicles’ lifespan in support of army capabilities.
The contract, issued by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, calls for first deliveries in the first quarter of 2019.
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