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With the CV90 Mk5, Sweden has started the design of a new version of its infantry fighting vehicle

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The Chief of Staff of the Swedish Army announced the development of the CV90 Mk5, a very marked evolution of the Infantry Combat Vehicle already chosen by nine European countries.

In the mid-1980s, the Swedish Army, the Armenian Svenska , began to acquire a modern infantry fighting vehicle adapted to its specific needs. Launched in 1985, the Stridsfordon 90 project resulted in the design of a prototype, the Strf 9025, which was tested intensively from 1988 to 1991.

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Following this, a first batch of CV90s, which will take the designation CV90 Mk0, will be ordered by the Swedish Army. Robust, efficient and economical, the CV90 has since enjoyed significant export success, with numerous specialized versions.

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The CV90 has been available in numerous specialized versions, from command posts to armored personnel carriers.

To date, more than 1,200 units have been produced for seven European armies: the three Scandinavian countries, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Estonia. The armored vehicle has also established itself in recent years in Slovakia and the Czech Republic against the Lynx and the ASCOD, for more than 360 armored vehicles. And the CV90 adventure seems far from ending.

Indeed, the Swedish armies have undertaken to design a new version of the armored vehicle, designated CV90 Mk5, in order to replace the fleet of nearly 500 Strf 90s currently in service.

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The new infantry fighting vehicle will notably integrate hybrid propulsion, a fully digitalized command and communication system, as well as a turret allowing the deployment of French-designed Akheron MP line-of-sight anti-tank missiles, as well as drones.

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