Thursday, February 29, 2024

Estonia receives second batch of CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles

The second batch of the more than 10 CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) purchased from the Netherlands arrived in Estonia on 2 December.

According to the website of the Estonian Defence Forces, a cargo ship carrying a CV9035 IFVs and 3 armored recovery vehicles (ARV) based on Leopard-1 chassis docked at Paldiski’s North Port.

In late 2014, Estonia signed a contract with the Netherlands for the purchase of 44 CV9035 IFVs and six Leopard 1 tank-based support vehicles. The procurement is worth 113 million euros.

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The first of the 44 CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) purchased from the Netherlands arrived in Estonia in October 2016.

More: Dutch CV90s to become first NATO combat vehicles to receive active protection

The CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) is a family of Swedish tracked combat vehicles designed by FMV, Hägglunds (BAE Systems Hägglunds) and Bofors during the mid-1980s. The CV9035 is the second of the export models of BAE Systems Hägglunds, CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked IFV. The Royal Netherlands Army was the first export customer to order the CV9035 in 2004.

More: BAE Systems to deliver vehicle mounted Mjölner mortar systems to Swedish Army

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.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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