Sweden Buys 102 More BvS10 All-terrain Vehicles from BAE Systems

  Sweden Buys 102 More BvS10 All-terrain Vehicles from BAE Systems

Business Wire

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden -- December 19, 2013

BAE Systems has signed a $120 million (SEK 800m) contract to supply an
additional 102 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to Sweden.

The BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicle is designed to provide total operational
support where other v ...

The BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicle is designed to provide total operational
support where other vehicles cannot. (Photo: BAE Systems, Inc.)

The new sale is the result of an extended contract option taken out when the
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced a purchase of 48 BvS10
armored vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in January 2012.

The vehicles will be delivered in different variants — troop carrier, command
vehicle, ambulance, and logistic carrier. They will be manufactured in BAE
Systems Hägglunds’ refurbished production facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
with deliveries beginning in 2014 and ending in 2015.

The Swedish go-anywhere BvS10s feature enhanced crew ergonomics, internal
volume and increased protection, plus integration of the Protector remote
weapon station, radio, and battlefield management systems. Smoke grenade
launchers are also fitted to give 360 degree coverage.

Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France all operate the BvS10
and more than 10,000 of the earlier, smaller Bv206 family of vehicles have
been sold around the world. BAE Systems Hägglunds’ all-terrain vehicle family
is also gaining interest for use in humanitarian aid and disaster relief
around the globe.

BAE Systems Hägglunds is part of BAE Systems, Inc. in the United States, which
employs 40,000 around the world — approximately 34,000 in the United States —
with major operations in 38 states, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel, and
South Africa.

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Mike Sweeney, +44 (0)780 171 6452
mike.sweeney2@baesystems.com
 
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