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Estonia receives last CV90s from Netherlands

09 April 2019
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Estonia has received the last of 44 CV9035NL infantry fighting vehicles from the Netherlands, the Baltic News Service reported on 1 April.

The vehicles were delivered following an extensive maintenance and refurbishment programme conducted in the Netherlands, and will be supported in Estonian service by Milrem under a contract signed with BAE Systems in April 2018.

The first delivery of CV90s was made in October 2016 and the second in December 2017. The completion of deliveries means that the procurement has been completed on time according to the 2019 deadline given on the Estonian Ministry of Defence (MoD) website.

The vehicles were ordered in 2014 as part of Estonia’s efforts to modernise its armed forces in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

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