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Sweden, Germany, and UK jointly procure BvS10 ATVs

Sweden, Germany, and the UK are jointly procuring BvS10 ATVs from BAE Systems Hägglunds (left to right: troop transport, medical evacuation, logistics, command-and-control, and recovery versions). (BAE Systems Hägglunds)

Sweden, Germany, and the UK announced in mid-December that they are jointly procuring BvS10 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the central purchasing body for the procurement, said on its website on 16 December that it had signed a framework agreement with BAE Systems Hägglunds (BSH) for the BvS10 valid until December 2029, with an option to extend it until December 2032. The first purchase order worth USD760 million is for 436 BvS10s – 236 to be delivered to the FMV; 140 to the Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support; and 60 to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). BSHsaid in a press release on 16 December that the vehicles will be based on the latest version of the BvS10 in Swedish service and will include troop transport, logistics, medical evacuation, recovery, command-and-control, and logistics variants.

A second purchase order is being developed for 200 more ATVs for Germany.

Separately, Sweden ordered 127 BvS10s for SEK2 billion (USD190 million) in 2021, followed by another contract for 40 vehicles for USD50 million.

On 14 December, the budget committee of the Bundestag, the German parliament, approved the EUR405 million (nearly USD430 million) procurement of 140 BvS10s under the Collaborative All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) programme to replace German mountain troops' Bv206D ATVs.

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