BAE Systems has secured a $200m contract to deliver an additional 127 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to the Swedish Army.
As agreed, the company will produce and deliver both command and control, and logistics vehicles. Deliveries are expected to begin next year and be completed in 2024.
Swedish Army already operates a fleet of BvS10 vehicles, as well as its predecessor Bv206. The latest procurement will further strengthen the Swedish Army’s capabilities in meeting evolving mission requirements.
BAE Systems Hägglunds managing director Tommy Gustafsson-Rask said: “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 unarmoured variant.
“This also demonstrates the strong and trusted relationship between BAE Systems and the Swedish customer to deliver the capabilities the Swedish military needs.”
The BvS10 is an armoured all-terrain vehicle capable of traversing rocks, mountains, snow, swamps, and Arctic environments. The battle-proven vehicle has been deployed for missions to Afghanistan, Central Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East.
Austria, France, the Netherlands, and the UK also operate the BvS10.
The Swedish BvS10s will be based on BAE Systems’ legacy Bv206 vehicles and will feature enhanced crew ergonomics, greater internal volume, and advanced protection.
Gustafsson-Rask added: “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 UK.”
In February, BAE Systems received a contract to deliver 20 additional CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the Norwegian Army.