The Swedish procurement agency Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) has ordered another 20 CV90 mortars from BAE Systems Hägglunds. The vehicles, worth SEK500M (approximately €47M), are to be delivered between 2023 and 2025, the FMV writes in press release.
In June 2021 that the Swedish Armed Forces received the last of 40 new CV90 mortar vehicles ordered previously.
The turret with the 120 mm mortar can be rotated by 30 degrees to either side. The semi-automatic mortar is loaded and fired by the crew from the protected interior. The mortar is ready to fire within two minutes and ready to move off again one minute after firing the last shot. This high operational speed is an additional protection for the four-man crew with driver, commander and two gunners. The command of the firefight and integration into the command and control system is supported by integration of the Army’s new command support system, LSS MARK. Saab is supplying the hardware for LLS MARK, starting this year.
Sweden has recently fully modernised its fleet of CV90 infantry fighting vehicles.