|The DAMC has selected my personal favourite of the CV90 variants, the CV9035mkIII. :)
Albeit, in less numbers than I expected (45). :(
This will be the first IFV in the Danish Army, and will be a significant upgrade of in terms of lethality, mobility, protection and network-based operations for the mechanized infantry. It will also make possible to make force contributions for more "intensive" international missions.
The first are to be delivered August 2007 and the last primo 2009. The total sum for the contract is ~275m US$
http://www.haggve.se/default.asp TARGET=_blank>BAE Hägglund press release
A HREF=http://forsvaret.dk/FKO/Nyt+og+Presse/Mobil+kampkraft+til+Hæren.htm TARGET=_blank>Danish Army press release (in Danish)
I would expect the CV9035mkIII to replace the homegrown M113A2DK infantry support vehicle.
CV9035 MKIII - from the BAE Hägglund webpage
CV9035 MkIII features considerably enhanced firepower, survivability, mobility, ergonomics and electronic system capability over its predecessors. The main armament is a Bushmaster III 35/50 cannon with a computerised fire control system incorporating an ammunition programmer. The commander has a rotating cupola that provides hunter-killer capability. Both commander and gunner have stabilised day/night sights and third generation thermal cameras.
Improved survivability has been achieved through a new armour package, providing a high level of protection against top-attack weapons and increased protection against mines. Additionally, CV9035 MkIII is equipped with Hägglunds’ defensive aids suite (DAS) which contains laser warning receivers integrated with smoke grenade launchers. The main armament is linked to the DAS software.
CV9035 MkIII incorporates Hägglunds’ third generation vehicle control and information system. This software is prepared for the integration of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence system, combat identification and other third party software. The ergonomics, air conditioning, environmental, nuclear, biological and chemical defence systems have all been improved.
The individual improvements featured in CV9035 MkIII may also be integrated into previous generations of CV9030 and CV9040 vehicles.
CV9035 MkIII has been under development and test since 2001. It is now ready for production.
MORE ABOUT HÄGGLUNDS’ CV9035 MkIII:
• Main armament Bushmaster III 35/50 canon from ATK
• Ammunition programmer for Air Burst Munitions integrated in FCS
• Independent stabilised commanders sight with day/night capability providing Hunter-Killer capability
• Co-ax machine gun with increased elevation for urban warfare situations
• Third generation thermal camera for the gunner and commander
• Improved horizontal protection
• Improved mine protection
• New protection for top attack threat - bomblets
• Laser warning receivers integrated with smoke grenade launchers and gun alignment to threat through Hägglunds Defensive Aid Suite (DAS) software
• Combined AC/NBC protection
Payload and growth potential
• Increased GVW to 32000kg with growth potential up to 35000kg
• Electronically controlled fully automatic transmission
• Increased engine power
• Improved cooling system
• Improved suspension system
• 3rd generation electronic vehicle control and information system including preparation for integration of C4I system, combat identification and other 3rd party software integration.
• Increased environmental capability with up-graded A/C and heater systems
• Modified chassis hull to provide optimised ergonomics in combination with high protection level