Specific: In autumn 2007 BAE Systems Hägglunds
in Sweden did deliver the first of 45 CV9035 armoured
infantry fighting vehicles (AIFVs) as part of an overall
DKK1.675 billion (GBP156.12 million) contract with the
Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation
The acquisition of the
vehicle type represents an entirely new concept for
Danish infantry operation
The vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to The Royal
Danish Life Guard and The Guard Hussars Regiment. See
Historical: In the middle of the 80´s
Hägglunds, together with Bofors, started the development
of a new family of Combat Vehicles called Combat Vehicle
90 (CV90) for the Swedish Army. Five prototypes were
delivered in 1988 and were tested during extensive trials
for three years.
In March 1991, the Swedish Army placed the first series
production order for the Swedish Combat Vehicle 90
Family. The first deliveries took place in 1994, and now
over 500 CV90´s have been delivered to the Swedish Army.
Since then the international interest has been great. In
Norway 1994 the Norwegian Army Materiel Command signed a
contract for 104 units of CV9030 IFV. The contract was
won after more than two years of extensive and highly
competitive trials between five of the worlds
leading defence industries.
The CV9030 IFV has also been ordered by Switzerland (186
units), Finland (102 units) and the Netherlands (184
units). With the Danish Armys order of 45 units it
gives a total of 1.170 vehicles.
Today CV90 is used by the Norwegian and Swedish Defence
forces for International Operations.
The possibility of Through Life Support for maintenance
and upgrades during the vehicles´ life cycle are under
discussion with several countries.
Length: 6.87 m (268 inches).
Width: 3.19 m (125 inches).
Height: 2.80 m (109 inches).
Weight: 31.750 kg (69.850 lb.).
Engine: V8-cylinder Scania, type DI-16, 16.000 cm3
(976 cubic inches).
Horsepower: 755 at 2.000 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed Perkins gearbox, type
Transfer case: N/A.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Mechanical servo assisted integrated in
without preparation: 1.00 m (39 inches).
with deep water fording kit: 1.50 m (58 inches).
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 940 liter (206 gallons).
Range: 500 km (312 miles).
Additional: The main armament is a
Bushmaster III 35/50 cannon with a computerised fire
control system incorporating an ammunition programmer.
The commander has a rotating cupola that provides
hunter-killer capability. Both commander and gunner have
stabilised day/night sights and third generation thermal
Improved survivability has been achieved through a new
armour package, providing a high level of protection
against top-attack weapons and increased protection
against mines. Additionally, CV9035 DK is equipped with
Hägglunds defensive aids suite (DAS) which
contains laser warning receivers integrated with smoke
grenade launchers. The main armament is linked to the DAS
CV9035 DK incorporates Hägglunds third generation
vehicle control and information system. This software is
prepared for the integration of command, control,
communications, computers and intelligence system, combat
identification and other third party software. The
ergonomics, air conditioning, environmental, nuclear,
biological and chemical defence systems have all been
Besides the 3 man crew,
the vehicle can carry 7 fully equipped soldiers which are
able to engage the enemy from within the vehicle.