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BAE Systems to upgrade Danish CV90 fleet

BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the Danish CV90 fleet, ensuring the vehicles’ performance for many years to come.



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This Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU)  contract follows the previously signed framework agreement regarding repair and maintenance services.

Under the contract, the Danish CV90 infantry fighting vehicles will be integrated with the new D-series turret, a leap forward in design and functionality which provides significant improvements in vehicle balance and new ways to introduce a variety of weaponry for increased lethality. The new vehicle also offers considerable ergonomic improvements to its crew and is built on years of combat-proven experience, continuous vehicle improvements and data analysis from the CV90 User Club. The User Club consists of all of the user nations operating CV90 fleets.

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“I am very pleased to sign this contract for Mid-Life Update of the Danish CV90 fleet. It is an important upgrade of one of the Army's most important weapon systems. As the manufacturer of the vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds has a great knowledge of the capability and the upcoming upgrade will bring the vehicles back to a state-of-the-art platform that will ensure it is equipped for future operations," said Lieutenant General Kim Jesper Jørgensen, director of DALO.

“These upgrades will provide Danish CV90 crews with improved protection and increased combat efficiency, all while securing the functionality of the Royal Danish Army’s existing fleet of CV90s,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, which designs and produces the CV90 family of vehicles.

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The upgrades include equipping the Danish CV90s with rubber tracks that both decrease the vehicle’s weight, freeing up payload for the addition of new systems, as well as reduce noise and vibrations, to minimise long-term bio-mechanical impact on crew and reduce crew fatigue. The upgraded vehicles will have an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) and Defence Aid Suite (DAS) sensor system, increasing both the lethality and protection of the Danish troops. The delivery of the programme is planned between 2026 and 2029 and will be executed in close cooperation with Danish industry and partners.

BAE Systems Hägglunds’ CV90 infantry fighting vehicle provides world-leading, proven combat capability in the 20-38-ton class. It integrates a wide range of weapon systems, providing all-target capability to land forces around the world. With a total of 1,700 vehicles ordered, in 17 different variants, the CV90 has covered more than eight million kilometres. It has been selected by 10 European nations, eight of them NATO members and has been operated in Liberia and seen combat in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

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