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Sweden receives self-propelled mortars

05 February 2019

Sweden has received its first four Granatkastaranscarband 90 (Grkpbv90) self-propelled mortars, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), announced on 1 February.

Sweden has received its first four Grkpbv90 self-propelled mortars, the FMV announced on 1 February. (BAE Systems Hägglunds)Sweden has received its first four Grkpbv90 self-propelled mortars, the FMV announced on 1 February. (BAE Systems Hägglunds)

A total of 40 Grkpbv90s were ordered from Utveckling, a joint venture between BAE Systems Bofors and BAE Systems Hägglunds, for SEK575 million (USD68 million) in December 2016.

The Grkpbv90 is a CV90 armoured vehicle with BAE Systems' Mjölner (hammer of Thor) turreted twin 120 mm smoothbore gun system installed and will provide indirect fire support to Swedish Army mechanised battalions.

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