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BAE Systems has secured a contract worth more than $50m to deliver 20 additional CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to the Norwegian Army.

The contract was awarded by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency as part of its efforts to modernise the armed forces.

Norway is one of the seven CV90 users and the latest order will increase the Norwegian Army’s fleet to 164 vehicles.

Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency Land Systems Division Brigadier Øyvind Johan Kvalvik said: “We look forward to fielding another 20 modern CV90 combat support vehicles into the Norwegian Army.

“These additional vehicles will provide the Norwegian Army with the room for manoeuvre and combat power that the army needs to be able to complete its missions using the most modern IFV vehicles in the world.”

Overall, Norway will procure 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier CV90 variants through the latest order.

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BAE Systems Hägglunds, the manufacturer of the CV90 based in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, will collaborate with Ritek to deliver the new vehicles.

The armoured vehicles are slated for delivery in 2023.

BAE Systems Hägglunds managing director Tommy Gustafsson-Rask said: “We have a strong track record of delivering on time, at cost, and high quality to the Norwegian Army. This follow-up order demonstrates the importance of successful relationships with in-country industry partners like Ritek.

“As we work to enhance the Norwegian Army’s existing fleet of CV90s, deepening our existing relationships with local industry will naturally benefit our end users.”

Last month, BAE Systems secured a $500m contract to upgrade the Royal Netherlands Army’s CV90 fleet.