Marder 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle IFV

Marder 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The German Marder 2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, is a former replacement project for the Marder 1 IFV. Project development began in 1984 and it was planned that 1000 vehicles would be purchased for the former West German Bundeswehr from 1997 to 2001. With the eventual re-unification of West and East Germany, the eventual easing of relations with Russia and the projected costs, the Marder 2 was dropped in 1992. instead, […]

The German Puma IFV SPz

Puma IFV SPz

The Puma IFV SPz (Schützenpanzer), is a German Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle currently in service with the German Army (Bundeswehr). It is currently the most modern and possibly advanced Tracked IFV in NATO. The Puma IFV design requirement was to offer maximum protection for the crew, be airborne transportable, rapid equipping and have interchangeability of basic systems. The Puma IFV SPz was developed to replace the long serving Marder 1A3 […]

CV90 Armadillo APC

CV90 Armadillo

Developed by BAE Systems Hägglunds, the CV90 Armadillo is the latest build standard for the CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) Fighting Vehicle Family. It features an increased payload and modularity over the existing CV90, which it shares many components with, thus reducing its logistical requirements. It has done away with the CV90’s traditional 2 man crewed turret and replaced it with a Remote Weapon Station, further enhancing its payload capability. CV90 […]

Strf 9040/56 aka CV9040/56

Strf 9040/56

The Strf 9040/56 is a former prototype of a modified Strf 9040A (Mk0) fitted with a dual RB56 ATGM launcher mounted on the right side of the turret. The vehicle was used to see if it was possible to  give the Strf 9040 an Anti-Tank capability, much like the American Bradley IFV. The trials tested not only the RB56’s capabilities in detection, tracking, targeting and armor penetration, but also the […]

CV9035NL Netherlands

CV9035

The CV9035 is the second of the export models of BAE Systems Hägglunds, CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle. An improved model of the CV9030 Mk2, it features a 35mm auto cannon and is considered the Mk3 in Sweden. The Royal Netherlands Army was the first export customer to order the CV9035 in 2004, followed 1 year later by the Danish Army. Since entering Dutch army service, surplus […]

CV9030 of Norway The CV9030N

CV9030

The CV9030 is the first of the export models of BAE Systems Hägglunds, CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Based on the Strf 9040, it featured a 30mm auto cannon and is considered the Mk1 in Sweden. Norway was the first export customer, purchasing the Mk1, followed 4 years later by Finland and Switzerland who purchased the Mk2 CV9030. The 30mm auto cannon is the Mk44 Bushmaster II […]

Strf 9040A

Strf 9040

The Strf 9040 is the designation of the Swedish Armies Stridsfordon 90 (Swedish for Combat Vehicle 90). The 40 refers to the 40mm Bofors auto-cannon main gun. A total of 509 models and variants have been built for the Swedish Army. Since entering production in 1993 for the Swedish Army, the Strf 9040 design has been improved with a number of upgrades. The Strf 9040C is the most heavily armored […]

T-15 Armata Infantry Fighting Vehicle

T-15 Armata

The T-15 Armata (aka Object 149) is a new Russian Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Using the same Universal Chassis as the T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank, it was officially unveiled to the world’s media on the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade. It is referred to as the “BMP T-15” by the manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod.  The universal chassis has been reversed when compared to the T-14 so has a different layout. The […]