Swedish army procurement company has signed a $200 million contract with BAE Systems for 127 BvS10 Viking (native identify Bandvagn 410) tracked armored amphibious vehicles.
Deliveries of the 127 vehicles are deliberate to start in 2022 and full in 2024.
The car can traverse rocks, mountains, snow, swamps, and Arctic environments, and its amphibious functionality permits it to seamlessly transition to swimming. The BvS10’s versatile and modular design accommodates altering mission necessities, together with superior battle administration.
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Sweden already operates the BvS10 in addition to its predecessor Bv206, and including extra BvS10s to the fleet will improve the Army’s potential to perform its mission.
“The investment from Sweden provides the Swedish Army with more of these extremely mobile, capable and robust vehicles. This continued investment in the BvS10 is an important step toward further opportunities in Sweden and internationally for the BvS10 and its Beowulf unarmored variant,” stated Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “This also demonstrates the strong and trusted relationship between BAE Systems and the Swedish customer to deliver the capabilities the Swedish military needs.”
The Swedish BvS10s function enhanced crew ergonomics, better inside quantity, and superior safety, constructing on BAE Systems’ legacy Bv206 vehicles, of which greater than 10,000 have been offered to greater than 40 international locations. The BvS10 has been deployed for missions to Afghanistan, Central Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East.
“We see an increased interest from many countries for extreme mobility capabilities, such as those seen on our BvS10 and Beowulf platforms. We are especially looking forward to the joint four-nations collaborative all-terrain procurement involving Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom,” added Gustafsson-Rask.
Today Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are operators of the BvS10.