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Norwegian CV9030

Sweden

CV9030

CV9030 Mk44 Bushmaster II Cannon
Unveiled / Entered Service
1994
CV9030 of Norway The CV9030N
Status
In Service
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Introduction

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 by ATK, which is fully stabilized. It Fires all 30mm x 173mm, 30mm x 170mm Rarden & KCB rounds, including the latest generation of programmable air burst munitions. The CV9030 can be fitted with modular armor such as MEXAS and AMAP. This can be added during the manufacturing stage or added mission dependant.

Background

CV9030 Mk 1 Description

The CV9030 Mk 1 has an Analog environment and 14 Litre Scania Engine. It can be identified by the following modifications:

CV9030 Mk 1 Description (Pictured is CV9030N of Norway)
CV9030 Mk 1 Description (Pictured is CV9030N of Norway)
  1. Plates and coaxial MG have moved a bit
  2. Additional sighting
  3. Turret armor changed
  4. New 30mm main gun and changes to mantle
  5. Storage boxes added to the turret sides
  6. Smoke Grenade Launcher clusters changed
  7. Added armor to hull
  8. Troop section hatch changed with additional cupola

CV9030 Mk 2 Description

CV9030 Mk 2 of Finland – Visible changes in the turret rear, with new higher hull rear.
CV9030 Mk 2 of Finland – Visible changes in the turret rear, with new higher hull rear.

The Mk 2 has a Digital Environment & 16 Litre Scania Engine. The Digital environment, supports the installation and use of effective sub-system integration, such as C4I Command & Control, Battlefield management network  and a powerful means to assist in system failure detection and identification.

The Mk2 features Drivers night vision and a Digital Fire Control System, which comprises a laser designator, Commanders Sight, Gunners Thermal Channel and back-up sight.

Operators

Finland

Model: CV9030FIN

Finland has purchased a total of 107 CV9035 in 2 separate orders. The first order was in 2000, for 57 vehicles. These were delivered in 2003 to 2007. The second order was in 2004 for 45 vehicles. These vehicles were delivered from 2006 to 2007 with some vehicle components supplied from Finland including a PKMT coaxial Machine Gun.

A Mid-Life extension program was signed with BAE in July 2021 with an expected fleet completion date of 2026.

Norway

Model: CV9030N

Norway initially purchased 104 CV9030 in 1994. Deliveries started in 1996 and were completed in 2000. In 2012 the Norwegian Government announced 103 of its existing CV9030 Mk I were to be upgraded to a Mk III standard and an additional 41 newly built Mk III were to be purchased (so both sets of vehicles are the same) bringing the total number of CV90 to 144 Mk III vehicles – 74 infantry fighting, 21 reconnaissance, 15 command, 16 engineering, and 16 multi-role and 2 driver training vehicles. The multi-role vehicles can fulfill different functions, including mortar carrier and logistics roles. The first vehicles were delivered in 2015.

In 2016, Norway sold 35 vehicles to Estonia.

In February 2021, an additional 20 vehicles were ordered, which were 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier  variants. Deliveries started in 2022.

Switzerland

Model: CV9030CH

Switzerland purchased a total of 186 CV9030 in 2000 for $424,000,000. Deliveries ran from 2001 to 2005.

In 2020 an agreement was signed with BAE to carry out a mid-life extension program for all Swiss CV90. It involves a new electrical architecture replacing the old one, a new Auxiliary Power Unit, Situational Cameras and a number of other improvements to extend the fleets service life to 2040. The refurbished vehicle is designated “Schützenpanzer 2000”.

Specifications

characteristic
Result
Main Gun
30mm Mk44 autocannon Elevation -8 to +35?
ATGM Capability
Secondary Weapons
Coaxial 7.62mm Machine Gun
Ammunition Storage
x? 30mm, x? 7.62mm
Engine
Scania DS16 41A 616hp (460Kw) Diesel
Transmission
Perkins X300 Series x4 speed forward/x2 reverse
Top Road Speed
65 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%
Length Gun Forward
6.63m
Length Hull
6.6m
Width
3.20m
Height
2.85m
Ground Clearance
0.45m
Weight
26.9 tonne combat
NBC Protected
yes
Standard Armor(s) Type
Steel, Laminated
Optional Add-on Armor(s) Type
Composite, Spaced, Modular
Active Protection Systems
no
Crew
Commander, Gunner, Driver
Infantry
8