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CV90-Armadillo

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CV90 Armadillo Armoured Personnel Carrier

CV90 Armadillo APC
Unveiled / Entered Service
2010
CV90-Armadillo-APC-Denmark-4
Status
Former Prototype
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Introduction

Developed by BAE Systems Hägglunds, the CV90 Armadillo shares over 80% common parts with the standard Combat Vehicle 90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

It was trialled in Denmark in 2013 with the Danish Army, who had recently adopted the CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Despite not attracting any orders and the development of the CV90 Mk IV in 2018, BAE Systems still market the vehicle on their website (as of Feb 2024).

Background

The CV90 was developed as an Infantry Fighting Vehicle, which is the successor to the Armoured Personnel Carrier on the battlefield. The addition of the two man turret decreases the vehicles payload and limits the number of roles it can perform on the battlefield.

The Armadillo lacks the two man turret, which frees up and offers an increased payload capability for other mission roles.

Lacking the 2 man turret, The Armadillo offers potential operators seeking the CV90’s reliability and logistical support, a cost effective APC alternative.

CV90 Armadillo IFV Variant with 30mm Cannon
CV90 Armadillo IFV Variant with 30mm Cannon

Whilst the Armadillo is capable of being fitted with an additional 8 tonnes of passive modular armor, it s marketed with the Saab LEDS150 “Hard Kill” Active Protection System. This offers a highly effective level of protection against a multitude of ATGM and weight saving alternative to bar (cage) armor.

BAE Systems Hägglunds have also stated that the Armadillo could be fitted with their new ADAPTIV camouflage technology. All of this combined, makes the Armadillo the most highly protected tracked APC in NATO.

The Armadillo is powered by a new Scania 810hp diesel engine. It features an improved suspension system and new rubber tracks. These not only lower the vehicle overall noise, but also vibrations reducing the crews/occupants fatigue.

The Armadillo features BAE Systems Lemur Remote Weapon Station. In the standard APC role, this is fitted with a 7.62mm Machine Gun. In the Infantry Fighting Vehicle role, this has been photographed with the 30mm M230 auto-cannon.

BAE Systems market the Armadillo in the following variants:

Infantry Fighting Vehicle > Ambulance > Mortar > Armoured Personnel Carrier > Command & Control >  Logistics > Support > Recovery

Operators:

Unveiled in 2010, the Armadillo was delivered and trialled in Denmark during 2013. A total of 5 vehicles were delivered with no orders placed.

Specifications

characteristic
Result
Main Gun
?
ATGM Capability
Secondary Weapons
Remote Weapons Station with MG
Ammunition Storage
?
Engine
?
Transmission
?
Top Road Speed
?
Road Range
?
Fuel Capacity
?
Vertical Obstacle
?
Water Capability
?
Trench Crossing
?
Gradient
?
Side Slope
?
Length Gun Forward
?
Length Hull
?
Width
?
Height
?
Ground Clearance
?
Weight
?
NBC Protected
yes
Standard Armor(s) Type
Steel, Laminated, Modular
Optional Add-on Armor(s) Type
Laminated, Composite, Spaced, Modular
Active Protection Systems
hard_kill
Crew
Commander, Gunner, Additional Crew
Infantry
7