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BAE Systems deliver Norway's first CV90 STING vehicle


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LONDON (BNS): BAE Systems has delivered the first CV90 STING, an engineering variant of the CV90 vehicle, for Norway at the Company’s Ornskoldsvik facility in Sweden.

Over the past six months, BAE Systems has delivered two of the five planned variants of the Norwegian CV90 fleet in a timely manner, Colonel Ragnar Wennevik, Programme Manager Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation Land Systems said.

The contract was awarded in June 2012 to upgrade and deliver a total of 144 CV90 vehicles to the Norwegian Army. The first CV90 IFV, an infantry fighting variant, was delivered in February of this year.

The CV90 contract to Norway includes delivery of five vehicle variants, 74 infantry fighting, 21 reconnaissance, 15 command, 16 engineering, 16 multi-role and two driver training vehicles. The multi-role vehicles are designed to undertake different functions, including mortar carrier and logistics roles.

Norwegian Industry is playing a major role in the programme. One partner is Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, which leads a team of Thales and Vinghog. Another partner is Ritek AS from Levanger responsible for production of the engineering vehicle.

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