BAE Systems took the opportunity at the IQPC International Armoured Vehicles 2018 conference in London to launch the CV90 MkIV, which is the latest member of its CV90 family of armoured vehicles.
According to BAE Systems, the latest CV90 MkIV has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 37 tonnes – up from the baseline vehicle’s 35 tonnes – which enables two tonnes of additional payload to be carried.
Mobility is enhanced with a powerpack comprising a new 1,000-hp Scania engine and an upgraded X300 transmission, which is supported by an active damping system that provides improved stability.
The vehicle can be equipped with the new CV90MkIV D-series of modular turrets that can accommodate a wide range of weapons, including main guns of up to 120 mm in calibre as well as anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
The company also claimed that the CV90 MkIV will be the first western infantry fighting vehicle with a qualified active protection system (APS). The vehicle is also equipped with the fourth generation of the NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA), which facilitates future technology insertions and platform growth.
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