- BAE Systems is launching two new variants of the CV90—the Forward Maintenance vehicle and the Combat Engineer vehicle—to support Swedish Army requirements
Örnskoldsvik, Sweden. 16 November 2022 . BAE Systems has signed a follow-on contract worth $90 million with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for two new CV90 variants, which are being added to the Swedish CV90 RENO upgrade program.
The two new variants will be delivered by BAE Systems’ Swedish joint venture HB Utveckling
AB, which brings together BAE Systems Hägglunds and Bofors manufacturing capabilities. The
new variants are the Forward Maintenance vehicle, which will provide critical frontline support,
repair, and recovery for other vehicles, ensuring improved overall combat vehicle availability;
and the Combat Engineer variant, which will significantly grow the ability to ensure route
clearance and deny enemy forces mission critical mobility. These two new variants will join the
Swedish Army’s mechanized formations with deliveries scheduled between 2023 and 2027.
“We are proud to be producing these two new CV90 variants for the Swedish Army,” said
Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “The collaborative
approach involved in the Swedish CV90 RENO program has been recognized as a key success
factor in achieving a timely, balanced, and cost-effective solution to meet the customer’s
capability requirements. We look forward to supporting our Swedish customer in increasing their
The two new CV90 variants will be produced at BAE Systems Hägglunds’ facility in Örnsköldsvik,
Sweden and by Ritek in Levanger, Norway. Ritek is one of BAE Systems Hägglunds’ key
industrial partners in the Norwegian CV90 program. Ritek’s role in this Swedish program is a
significant milestone, moving Ritek into the international CV90 supply chain.
“Ritek has demonstrated that it has the industrial capability and skills required for such a
program,” said Peter Sedin, BAE Systems Hägglunds’ director of operations. “As our production
partner for a similar Norwegian Army program, it made sense to turn to Ritek when we were
looking for the optimal industrial setup for this important FMV contract.”
There are approximately 1,300 CV90s in service with Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway,
Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The vehicle has a combat-proven track record and is
designed to accommodate future growth to meet evolving missions. More recently, both
Slovakia and the Czech Republic have selected CV90 to replace their legacy infantry fighting vehicle fleets.
The CV90 will now be available in 17 variants and is designed to provide optimum mobility, with
the highest level of protection in any terrain or tactical environment. The CV90 MkIV combines
improved battlefield speeds and handling with an upgraded electronic architecture to support
future growth capabilities as the complex battlefield evolves.