BAE Systems has won a contract valued $2.2 billion to provide 246 CV90 MkIV infantry fighting vehicles in seven different variants to the Czech Republic.
The Czech industrial partners will be delivering 40% of the acquisition’s value in development, production and assembly contracts, not including VAT.
The MkIV is the latest addition to the CV90 family. With a new engine, the MkIV boasts up to 1,000 horsepower and the latest upgraded X300 heavy-duty transmission. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is increased from 35 tonnes to 37 tonnes, offering users two tonnes of extra payload without a decrease in vehicle agility. The MkIV generation will also be the first Western IFV with a qualified Active Protection System.
It offers new CV90MkIV D-series of turrets, including an optional unmanned turret; an active damping technology for increased terrain speeds; and a fourth generation Electronic Architecture supporting future technology adoption and growth.