Tuesday, 15 September 2009


The battle to win the contract to supply the UK's Future Rapid Effects System Specialist Vehicle hotted up when BAE Systems rolled out its contender at the DSE International Exhibition 2009.

With its CV90-35 Mk III Infantry Fighting Vehicle, BAE hopes to win the mega contract which could see orders being placed for up to 1,300 armoured scout vehicles. The CV90-35 is already in production for the Dutch Army and orders are expected soon from Poland and Norway.

Up against it is General Dynamics' Austrian-Spanish Cooperative Development (ASCOD) Tracked Armoured Fighting Vehicle which is already in service with the Spanish Army where it's called the Pizzaro and with the Austrian Army where it is know as the Ulan.

Defense News: CV90 sets sights on FRES requirement