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Norway awards $750 mln contract to BAE Systems

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CV90 armoured combat vehicle. Photo: BAE Systems.

SWEDEN (BNS): BAE Systems will upgrade and build CV90 armoured combat vehicles for the Norwegian Army under a contract worth approximately £500 million ($750 million) awarded by the Norwegian Government.

The company will upgrade Norway's existing 103-vehicle CV9030 fleet, delivered from the mid-1990s, and build new vehicle chassis to deliver 144 CV90s in different configurations, including a variant equipped with a sensor suite for improved surveillance capability.

"This is one of the largest Army investments and an important part of the Norwegian Army modernization plan," Petter Jansen, managing director at the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, was quoted as saying in the BAE news release.

The project will deliver 74 infantry fighting, 21 reconnaissance, 15 command, 16 engineering, 16 multi-role and two driver training vehicles. The multi-role vehicles can fulfill different functions, including mortar carrier and logistics roles.


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