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BAE Offers CV90 Armed with 120mm Gun (Jun 13)

BAE Systems Hägglunds has developed an optimal cost effective alternative to the conventional 60 tonne tank.

The CV90120 tank is equipped with an active protection system and weighs only 32 tonnes with added protection, but retains the high level of protection and firepower of a conventional tank. The low weight gives the CV90120 tank far better mobility than a conventional tank at considerably lower costs.

With the integration of a new, innovative, active protection system, BAE Systems Hägglunds' CV90120 tank offers greater fire power in a light combat vehicle that also provides the strategic and tactical advantages of high mobility, transportability, lower impact on environment, lower running costs and lower initial cost. The active protection system can also be integrated in lighter vehicle concepts like SEP, the military vehicle system of the future.

The high technological protection concept, integrated on to the CV90120 tank, the active armour concept, is a high technological protection for today’s and tomorrow’s platforms.

“With this concept, we have taken underlined our systems integration capabilities and demonstrated that there exists a well functioning alternative to conventional heavy tanks,” said Arne Berglund, Director Marketing and Sales. "We see a great future potential in this concept."

The Active Armour, developed by Akers Krutbruk in Sweden, is an advanced protection system which discovers, identifies and fights against incoming threats at a close distance. The active protection can, besides protect against personal armour weapons, also offer protection against qualified threats like tank missiles.

CV90120 tank is the latest member of the successful CV90 family of military vehicles. BAE Systems Hägglunds has recently won two orders for the latest infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variant, the CV9035 Mk III, from the Netherlands and Denmark. The CV90 family now consists of the following variants:

--IFVs with 30, 35 and 40 mm calibre turrets
--Commander vehicle
--Towing vehicle
--AMOS (Advanced Mortar System)
--CV90120 Tank

BAE Systems is the premier trans-Atlantic defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. BAE Systems, with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, had 2005 sales that exceeded $28 billion.

Cost Effective Alternative to 60 Tonne Tank Launched by BAE Systems