Sunday, September 20, 2020

Netherlands completes delivery of CV90 combat vehicles to Estonia

The Netherlands has completed the delivery of 44 infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia, according to the headquarters of the defense forces.

Baltic News Service reported that all 44 CV90 IFVs purchased from the Netherlands have been handed over to the defense forces and all vehicles have also reached Estonia.

“At the end of 2014, Estonia concluded an agreement for the purchase of 44 units of CV9035NL IFVs and six auxiliary vehicles built on the chassis of Leopard 1 main battle tank from the Netherlands for 113 million euros. The purchased IFVs are second-hand. All vehicles went through maintenance and, if needed, repairs in the Netherlands before being handed over to Estonia,” said in news report.

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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 $126 million.

The first of the 44 CV903 combat vehicles purchased from the Netherlands arrived in Estonia in October 2016.

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.

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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