Articles >>

BAE Systems Receives French Order For BvS10 MK II All-Terrain Vehicle

Category: Defence Industry

ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden - BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Direction generale de l`armement (DGA) - French Armament Procurement Agency - for 53 BvS10 MkII vehicles, a new and improved version of the all-terrain vehicle in service with the Dutch and British armed forces. With options, the total value of the contract could reach 220 million for 129 vehicles.

The contract is for three variants - troop carrier, command post and logistic vehicle - together with a comprehensive through-life support package. The project will be run in close cooperation with French partners, such as Panhard and EADS and deliveries are to commence 2010.

"The French requirements were very challenging and so it was particularly rewarding to win this contract," said Jan Söderström, managing director for BAE Systems' Vehicles business. "The contract acknowledges the high performance and strong market position of our battle-proven BvS10 and secures the continued development of the vehicle."

More than 35 years' experience of articulated vehicle design and production in Örnsköldsvik, and in-theatre experience from countries like Afghanistan and Chad, has fed into development of the BvS10.

"The MkII version of the BvS10 completely fulfils the French Army's requirements in terms of protection, mobility and payload while maintaining the flexibility to perform across the spectrum of military operations," says Söderström.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.

BAE Systems
25.12.2009

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

TEMPORARY COMPANY GROUPING EBMR MEETS ITS DELIVERY OBJECTIVES FOR 2019
14.01.2020

BAE Systems` CV90 increases lethality by testing SPIKE LR anti-tank guided missile
14.01.2020

U.S. Marine Corps orders more Amphibious Combat Vehicles
11.11.2019

RAVEN Countermeasure System protects vehicles from missile threats
15.10.2019

BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds AB

BAE Systems Land and Armament

BAE SYSTEMS

BAE SYSTEMS Facts

BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre

BAE SYSTEMS Customer Solutions & Support Land & Sea

BAE SYSTEMS C4ISR

BAE SYSTEMS Operational Training

BAE SYSTEMS RO Defence

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)

Discuss


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.
Register