CV9035NL Dutch Army RoofPRO-P Armor

CV9035NL of the Dutch Army has added RoofPRO-P Armor

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 CV9035 have been sold to Estonia.

The BAE Systems prototype for the British Army FRES SV Scout program was also based on the Mk3, with the ASCOD 2 design eventually being selected.

CV9035 Description

CV9035 Fighting Vehicle Description

CV9035 Fighting Vehicle Description

The Cv9035 Mk3 differs and can be identified by a number of changes:

1. New 35mm main gun
2. Frontal armor modifications
3. New SAAB Active Protection System (soft)
4. Additional storage box
5. Changes to the rear of the turret

CV9035 Firepower


CV9035DK live fire exercise in Afghanistan by staceykendal

The Bushmaster III automatic cannon by ATK, is an 35mm (bore) calibre compact, cost-effective auto-cannon, capable of firing the latest programmable air burst munitions. Its Key features and benefits include:

CV9035 Bushmaster III 35mm Cannon

CV9035 Bushmaster III 35mm Cannon

•  Fires 35mm Oerlikon or 50mm Supershot ammunition
•  Compact size facilitates easy upgrades of existing turrets
•  Supports linked and linkless feed systems
•  Proven safety, reliability and low life cycle costs
•  Dual feed system

The CV9035 incorporates a Munition Programmer for Air Burst Munition and has a target-driven gunner Man Machine Interface (MMI). The Fire Control System  autonomously sets:

• The type of ammunition
• Lead – and super elevation angles
• Fuse setting – air burst, impact or delayed detonation
• Burst – Dispersion patterns

The CV9035 is the first of the CV90 IFV models to feature an Commanders Independent Sight, enabling him to search, engage or hand over targets to the Gunner, much like a 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank.

CV9035 Protection

CV9035DK Base Armor

CV9035DK Base Armor – Note the armor attachment bolts in Green Circles

CV9035NL Up Armored

CV9035NL Up Armored – In Green is the added RUAG Armor, Yellow added Passive armor & Blue new protected skirts

The CV9030 features a new base armor with attachment bolts fitted across the external surface of the vehicle.  These are used to mount modular armor such as MEXAS, AMAP and RUAG’s range of RoofPRO-P Armor as well as other passive armors either during the manufacturing stage or added later, mission dependant.

The vehicle features full NBC protection and is compatible with soft or hard kill Active Protection Systems as per the clients requirement.

As standard, the CV9035 features a soft Kill APS that classifies    targets, gives threat warnings via the Vehicle   Information System (VIS) and supports the driver with manoeuvring instructions, whilst simultaneously deploying countermeasures, to reduce the risk of being hit.

CV9035 Operators

Please note: (unless otherwise stated) all operator numbers ordered, dates and price info is obtained from the Arms Trade Register. You will find links for dedicated pages to each countries model CV90 under “model” in the listings if available.

CV9035DK Denmark

45 Mk3 CV9035 were ordered in 2005. Deliveries started in 2008 and were completed in 2010. In the same year, ten CV9035DK were deployed with the Danish Army as part of Denmark’s contribution to ISAF during the Afghanistan War. These vehicles were fitted with Bar Armor and IED jamming equipment.

CV9035NL Estonia

44 surplus Dutch CV9035NL were purchased by Estonia in 2014. Deliveries started in 2015. Dutch CV9035 crews visited Estonia to assist their troops in acclimatizing themselves to the potential of the CV9035 in earely 2015.

CV9035NL Netherlands

184 CV9035 were ordered in 2004 for the Dutch Army. Deliveries were started in 2007 and were completed in 2012. The Netherlands sold 44 surplus vehicles to Estonia. The Cv9035NL is operated by the 13 and 43 Mechanised Brigades. An unknown number of RoofPRO-P Armor kits have been purchased for the CV9035NL.

In December 2016, BAE announced that the Dutch Government had awarded a contract for the testing and verification of the Israeli “Iron Fist” Hard-kill Active Protection System by IMI Systems.

CV9035 Potential Operators

AMV35 & CV9035 IFV Australia Land 400 Program

Patria AMV35 Hybrid Features The CV9035 Turret For The Australian Army Land 400 Program

Patria AMV35 Hybrid Features The CV9035 Turret For The Australian Army Land 400 Program

Land 400 is a program being run by the Australian Army that is not only seeking the replacement of current fighting vehicles in service, but to offer vehicles with improved firepower, protection, mobility and communication characteristics.

Phase 2 concentrates on a replacement for the ageing ASLAV. Several defence companies submitted their vehicles for consideration but in July 2016, the AMV35 and Rheinmetall’s/KMV enhanced BOXER were selected as the 2 vehicles selected to take part in the 12-month Risk Mitigation Activity.

The Patria AMV35 is a hybrid vehicle consisting of “off the shelve components”, namely the Patria AMV 8×8 hull and BAE Systems-Hägglunds CV9035 Turret.

Phase 3 sets the requirement for a tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle. BAE Systems announced in September 2016 they are offering the CV9035 IFV for Phase 3.

CV9035DK Specifications

Firepower
Main Gun 35mm Bushmaster III auto-cannon
Elevation -8 to +35?
Secondary Weapons x1 coaxial 7.62mm MG
Ammunition Storage x? 35mm, x? 7.62mm
Mobility
Engine Scania DS16 41A 616hp (460Kw) Diesel
Transmission Perkins X300 Series x4 speed forward/x2 reverse
Top Road Speed 70 km/h
Road Range 600km+
Fuel Capacity 525 litres?
Vertical Obstacle 1m
Water Capability 1.4m
Trench Crossing 2.4m
Gradient 60%
Side Slope 40%
Dimensions
Length Gun Forward 6.87m
Length Hull 6.6m
Width
3.19m
Height 2.80m
Ground Clearance 0.45m
Weight 31,750kg aka 31.75 tonne combat
Protection
NBC Protected Yes
Armor Type Steel/Passive Modular
Active Protection Systems Yes
Crew
Commander Yes
Gunner Yes
Loader No
Driver Yes
Additional Crew
Troops Carried 7

See Also:

Main Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) Family Page
Strf 9040 Page
CV9030 Page

References:

⦁ BAE Systems 2016 – CV90. Strong. Agile. Progressive (.pdf Brochure)
http://www.armyvehicles.dk/cv9035.htm
http://www.copybook.com/companies/caterpillar-defence-products/articles/perkins-x300-tracked-vehicle-transmission
http://www.baesystems.com/en-us/article/dutch-cv90s-to-become-first-nato-combat-vehicles-to-receive-active-protection
https://www.defensie.nl/english/latest/news/2015/02/20/rnla-personnel-familiarise-estonians-with-the-cv90
7th Army Training Command
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:H%C3%A4gglunds_Combat_Vehicle_9035_in_Dutch_service
http://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/article/cv90-infantry-fighting-vehicle-makes-australian-debut

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