Slovakia selects BAE Systems CV90 MkIV as new infantry fighting vehicle


According to a tweet from BAE Systems on June 28, Slovakia has selected the CV90 MkIV as its new infantry fighting vehicle to replace its fleet of BVP-1 and BVP-2, which are a local production of Soviet-made BMP-1 and BMP-2 IFVs. Last May 27, Army Recognition reported that this vehicle was already the preferred candidate for this important tender.
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BAE Systems CV90 Mk IV tracked armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Picture source: BAE Systems)


This 5th generation combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) combines improved battlefield speeds and handling with an upgraded Electronic Architecture to support future growth capabilities. The MkIV represents the next step in the evolution of the CV90 concept.

With a new engine, the CV90 MkIV boasts up to 1,000 horsepower and the latest upgraded X300 heavy-duty transmission. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is increased from 35 tonnes to 37 tonnes, offering users 2 tonnes of extra payload without a decrease in vehicle agility. The MkIV generation will also be the first Western IFV with a qualified Active Protection System.

Compactly designed in a weight-efficient way, the latest addition to the CV90 family also offers:
• New CV90MkIV D-series of turrets, including an optional unmanned turret
• Active damping technology for increased terrain speeds
• 4th generation Electronic Architecture supporting future technology adoption and growth

The vehicle is fitted with Canadian-made Soucy rubber tracks.

To date, there are 15 variants of the CV90 in service in seven countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands.


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BAE Systems CV90 Mk IV tracked armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Picture source: BAE Systems)


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BAE Systems CV90 Mk IV tracked armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. (Picture source: BAE Systems)


 

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