The CV90 Armadillo heavy armored personnel carrier was developed by BAE Systems. This armored vehicle was revealed in It is based on the proven. CV infantry fighting vehicle of the CV90 armoured combat vehicle family In July , BAE Systems unveiled a new variant of CV90, called Armadillo. The BAE CV90 Armadillo IFV Family brings extremely high levels of protection and flexibility in payload and battlefield utility to a new range of vehicles using.

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The CV90 Armadillo is far better protected than other armored personnel carriers. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90)

Retrieved 1 June Developers claim that it withstands mine blasts with explosive weight in excess of 10 kg. The CV90 platform design has continuously evolved in steps from Mk0 to current MkIV with advances in technology and in response to changing battlefield requirements. The CV’s basic armour provides all-round protection against Five prototypes were constructed but, before delivery inthe version was discontinued.

Retrieved 19 December The CV90 export variants are fitted with a Hagglunds E-series turret, with more than E30 and E35 turrets delivered. The CV 90 was designed to produce a very low and very compact structure to minimize radar and IR-signatures. Having been heavily outnumbered by the Taliban forces, the Norwegians used mortars and, in particular, CV90s, to suppress the attack.

The requirements expressed by the Swedish FMV on signature management were extremely challenging and led to a lot of new design features that have been inherited by all subsequent generations Mk 0-III. Retrieved 21 December The attack left 13 Taliban fighters dead and an unknown number wounded.

Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) – Wikipedia

This offers a highly effective level of protection against a multitude of ATGM and weight saving alternative to bar cage armor. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Teknisk Ukeblad in Norwegian. The explosion was so powerful that the vehicle was turned over. The remotely-controlled weapon station can accommodate heavier weapons up to 35 mm caliber.


The operation left an unknown number of Taliban casualties, but Norwegian news sources say as many as 45 to 65 Taliban fighters may have been killed, and many more wounded.

Other proposed versions of the CV90 Armadillo family include ambulance, mortar carrier, command vehicle, logistics vehicle and recovery vehicle. Trials on mobility, reliability, lethality, fightability, ergonomics, durability and survivability were performed during the trials phase for these vehicles with good results for CV90 Mk I.

CV90 Mk I was the first IFV with a high hit probability performance during suppression fire modes, both while the vehicle is on the move and against air targets.

Country of origin Sweden Entered service? Pictures Archived at the Wayback Machine. Production of the CV 90 began inand as of over 1, vehicles had been ordered. The status of any follow on contract is not clear and the Danish BAE website still offers no further information.

All from A onwards remain in service. Higher protection has led to higher kerb weight; the vehicle’s combat weight has risen from 23 to 35 tonnes.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It can be armed with 7. Archived copy as title CS1 Dutch-language sources nl Articles with dead external xrmadillo from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category cf90 is on Wikidata Articles with French-language external links Articles with Swedish-language external links Articles with Norwegian-language external links Articles with Danish-language external links Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

Retrieved from ” https: A decision for integration is to be made by early Vehicle is fitted armadilllo NBC protection system. The Armadillo is fitted with remotely-controlled weapon station.


Crew 3 men Personnel 8 men Arnadillo and weight Weight 29 – 35 t Length 6. Archived from the original on 21 January Swedish CV90s have seen combat with insurgents on dozens of occasions. The Norwegian Army fields CV90s, of which 74 are combat vehicles, 16 engineering vehicles, 16 multi-use vehicles, 21 reconnaissance vehicles, 15 command vehicles, and two instruction vehicles.

Armoured personnel carriers of Sweden Armoured fighting vehicles of the post—Cold War period Tracked infantry fighting vehicles Military vehicles — Later a version of the Armadillo was revealed, fitted with a superstructure, which provides additional room for commander and troops, as well as additional space for equipment.

Top 10 Armored Personnel Carriers. Developed specifically for the Nordic sub-arctic climatethe vehicle has very good mobility in snow and wetlands while carrying and supporting six to eight fully equipped dismount soldiers. Furthermore, the CV90 was also built for high reliability and ease-of-maintenance using only standard on-board tools and a conscripts to maintain armadollo operate. It features an improved suspension system and new rubber tracks. The improved survivability was mainly in the areas of mine protection and top attack.

Retrieved 14 June However, with increasingly more powerful diesel engines, the power-to-weight ratio has remained approximately the same. Both contracts were won in competition with other IFVs.

Video of the CV90 Armadillo heavy armored personnel carrier. Retrieved 25 January Clearly visible is the added roof on the crew section of the vehicle, a total of 5 vehicles were delivered. It features an increased payload and modularity over the existing CV90, which it shares many components with, thus reducing its logistical armzdillo.

No allied casualties were reported.