Monday, February 04, 2019

Sweden Receives First CV90s with AMOS Twin Mortar nice to have an ACV variant with the same turret...

via Defense Aerospace.
n two years, the Granatkastaranscarband 90 program has gone from contract to delivery. FMV's Director General, Göran Mårtensson, was impressed when he received the first four vehicles.

Just before Christmas 2016, FMV signed an agreement with HB Development for the delivery of 40 armored mortar vehicles. When supplier HB Utveckling AB, a joint venture between BAE Systems Bofors AB and BAE Systems Hägglunds AB, today rolled out the first four prototype vehicles, FMV's Director General Göran Mårtensson noted that much can be achieved when you have a good cooperation.

“Going from contract to delivery in two years is impressive. It shows a very good cooperation between us at FMV, the Swedish Armed Forces and the industry.”

The first four vehicles are pre-production units that will be used for training, methodology tests and validation trials. The first regular production vehicles will then be delivered in August, and the others will follow until final delivery in 2020.

“It will be a supplement that will increase the operational effect of the mechanized battalions,” says Göran Mårtensson.
Story here. 

The Marine Corps would do well to consider an ACV variant with the same turret.  Remember we once had this type of "mobile artillery" as part of our LVTP Battalions...

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