BAE Systems has conducted the first long-range anti-tank missile test from the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle in a series of tests.

The completion of missile-firing further diversifies the operational capabilities of CV90 on the battlefield by enabling indirect fire at long distances or air targets.

Performed in northern Sweden, the testing is designed to boost the vehicle’s lethality and increase the safety of the crew.

Testing was carried out in difficult arctic conditions when a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ Spike long-range (LR) missile mounted on a BAE Systems Hägglunds’ CV90 was used to defeat a target at more than 2,000m.

The latest exercise demonstrates the versatility of CV90 to perform a range of missions and shows that it can adapt to new technologies easily to meet existing, as well as future customer needs.

BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90 platform director Dan Lindell said: “This integrated anti-tank capability confirms that the CV90 is a true benchmark when it comes to expanding a family of multi-mission armoured fighting vehicles.

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“This new capability can alter the battlefield dynamic and is yet another example of how the CV90’s already superior mobility and survivability allows the warfighter to pack an even heavier punch in any terrain or weather conditions, and at any time on any battlefield.”

The company is currently executing a contract awarded by the Swedish Government to provide Mjölner, a mortar variant of the CV90, which adds greater mobility to close indirect fire support.

CV90 has been designed to accommodate future growth to meet evolving missions.

Last September, BAE Systems delivered the Mjölner vehicle-mounted mortar system to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for its army’s CV90 combat vehicles.