Articles >>

BAE Systems Wins £65m Swedish All-Terrain Vehicle Contract

Category: Contracts

BAE Systems Wins £65m Swedish All-Terrain Vehicle Contract

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to supply 48 of its go-anywhere BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicles and an extensive initial support package.

The contract follows the down-select of the BvS10 on 5 Jan and is worth £65m ($100m). It provides options for an additional 127 vehicles and an even more comprehensive sustainment package which could include in-theatre support. This would more than triple the overall value.

The BvS10 was selected for the program following a competition launched in June 2011. Contract-specific features include enhanced crew ergonomics and protection, integration of the Protector remote weapon station, radio and battlefield management systems. Smoke grenade launchers will also be fitted to give 360 degrees coverage around the vehicle.

”We made an overall assessment of the two competing vehicles’ performance, price, life support costs and also assessed the bidders’ ability to deliver in accordance with the requirements,” said Brigadier General Anders Carell, Head of FMV’s land systems procurement command. “The outcome of our assessment was very clearly in favor of BAE Systems and BvS10.”

The 48 BvS10s will be delivered in troop carrier, command vehicle, ambulance and logistic carrier variants. They will be manufactured in the newly-refurbished production facility in Örnsköldsvik with first deliveries in October 2012 and the final vehicle to be delivered in November 2013.

“The contract from FMV is further proof of the superior capabilities that the versatile BvS10 provides,” says BAE Systems Vehicles’ Managing Director Jan Söderström. “Thanks to our recently refurbished manufacturing plant, we can provide the BvS10 within a short delivery time frame and at a very competitive price. This will now provide the Swedish Armed Forces with an ideal combination of mobility and protection.”

Sweden will join the UK, the Netherlands and France in operating the BvS10. More than 10,000 of the earlier, smaller BV206 family of vehicles have been sold around the world.

BAE Systems

Printable Version Send by email rss favorite Facebook Vkontakte Twitter Google+

BAE Systems` CV90 increases lethality by testing SPIKE LR anti-tank guided missile

U.S. Marine Corps orders more Amphibious Combat Vehicles

RAVEN Countermeasure System protects vehicles from missile threats

BAE Systems unveils Robotic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle at AUSA

BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds AB

BAE Systems Land and Armament



BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre

BAE SYSTEMS Customer Solutions & Support Land & Sea


BAE SYSTEMS Operational Training


BAE SYSTEMS RO Defence Small Arms Ammunition Division

BAE Systems, C4ISR

BAE Systems North America, Land & Information Systems

BAE Systems Land Systems

BvS10 VIKING (Tracked armoured personnel carrier)


At present you cannot leave messages. To be able to do this, you should enter by using your name. If you are not registetred, do it now. The registration procedure will take just one minute.