by Richard Tomkins
Karlskoga, Sweden (UPI) Mar 30, 2016
BAE Systems is to refurbish hundreds of Swedish Army armored vehicles under a contract issued by the Swedish government.
A total of 262 CV90 tracked vehicles are involved in the refurbishment, which is will begin immediately.
Company work will include refurbishing the chassis and upgrading the vehicle's survivability and weapon turrets, as well as enhancing combat system performance.
"This is a very important program for BAE Systems and the Swedish Army," said Lena Gillstrom, managing director of BAE Systems Weapons Systems in Karlskoga, Sweden, which builds the turrets. "With this refurbishment and the introduction of the new Battlefield Management System, these vehicles will take a step into the era of digitized defense to strengthen the Army's capability to meet future threats."
BAE Systems said it will work closely with the Swedish Army throughout the program and will begin to deliver the refurbished vehicles in 2018. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|