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Kongsberg contracted for M1A2 CROWS configuration
by Ryan Maass
Kongsberg, Norway (UPI) Dec 27, 2016

Sweden orders vehicle-mounted mortars
London (UPI) Dec 27, 2016 - BAE Systems Hagglunds is to install 40 vehicle-mounted 120mm mortar systems on CV90 infantry fighting vehicles of the Swedish army.

The contract was issued by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, or FMV, and is worth $68 million. Initial deliveries scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2019, the company said.

"The delivery of the Mjolnir solution to the Swedish Army allows it to field a capability well adapted for the CV90 while enhancing the fleet's firepower," said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hagglunds.

CV90 is a family of Swedish tracked combat vehicles It is operated by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland as well as Sweden.

The Swedish army has more than 500 CV90s. Earlier this year, BAE Systems was awarded a contract to refurbish 262 of the vehicles.

Additional contract detail were not disclosed.

Kongsberg has received a $14.36 million contract from the U.S. Army for Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station configurations.

The agreement covers Protector Low Profile variants for the branch's M1A2 tanks, which the company says provide enhanced visibility for the vehicle's operators. Company officials credit the technology to their collaboration with the Army.

"This contract confirms Kongsberg's strong relationship with the U.S. Army, and their trust in us as a reliable and innovative supplier," Kongsberg Protech president Espen Henriksen said in a press release. "We are proud to be able to answer to the users' needs and requirements, and appreciate that the U.S Government continues to focus on enhanced protection for the soldiers in the field by developing the Protector CROWS Low Profile further."

The weapon system is designed to be integrated with small and medium caliber weapons of any platform. Kongsberg adds the Protector Low Profile Variant is ideal for protecting troops by allowing them to operate the weapons from a more secure location inside the vehicle.

The M1A2 is an enhanced variant of the M1A1 Abrams tank currently designed by General Dynamics Land Systems. The armored vehicle comes equipped with an independent thermal viewer, weapon station, and position navigation equipment.

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