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.
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
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:
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
|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|
|Engine||Scania DS16 41A 616hp (460Kw) Diesel|
|Transmission||Perkins X300 Series x4 speed forward/x2 reverse|
|Top Road Speed||70 km/h|
|Fuel Capacity||525 litres?|
|Length Gun Forward||6.87m|
|Weight||31,750kg aka 31.75 tonne combat|
|Armor Type||Steel/Passive Modular|
|Active Protection Systems||Yes|
⦁ Main Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) Family Page
⦁ Strf 9040 Page
⦁ CV9030 Page
⦁ BAE Systems 2016 – CV90. Strong. Agile. Progressive (.pdf Brochure)
⦁ 7th Army Training Command