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BAE debuts CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Australia

Vehicle debuts this week at Australia's Land Forces 2016 exhibition.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
BAE debuts CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Australia
BAE Systems is debuting its CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Australia this week at the Land Forces 2016 Exhibition, the company said. A Norwegian variant of the CV90 is shown here. Photo courtesy of BAE Systems

ADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- BAE Systems is debuting its CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Australia this week at the Land Forces 2016 Exhibition, the company said.

BAE, in partnership with Patria, is offering the CV90 to Canberra as part of the government's request for information on the LAND 400 Phase 3 program, BAE said in a statement.

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LAND 400 is a Ministry of Defense program to acquire and support the next generation of Australian armored fighting vehicles.

The CV90 is a family of tracked combat vehicles designed by BAE Systems in Sweden, a system the company says offers high performance and unique operational advantages.

It features high mobility, air defense systems, anti-tank capability, high survivability and lethality in all terrains and tactical environments.

The turreted vehicle can carry eight dismounted troops.

BAE said it is the only vehicle of its type in the world that is in ongoing production, offering a low-risk, off-the-shelf offering for LAND 400's Phase 3.

Nine CV90 variants are currently in service and more than 1,280 vehicles have been sold to seven European nations.

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