The services provided by RUAG include the introduction of measures to extend the use of 186 CV9030 tracked vehicles in four different configurations, as well as other comprehensive services, such as the establishment of a material competence center.
With this program, the aim is to make the armored infantry fighting vehicles usable until 2040. In particular, assemblies that can no longer be maintained are replaced. In addition, the vehicles are equipped with an active chassis to increase mobility and reduce damage caused by vibrations.
The program will begin with the production of two series samples in Sweden and the subsequent production of five pilot series vehicles at RUAG in Thun. After successful testing, the entire fleet will be converted at RUAG, which is expected to continue until 2025.
BAE Systems Hägglunds, the Swedish division of the British defense company BAE Systems, is the original manufacturer of the CV90 and a direct contractual partner of armasuisse. As the most important supplier, RUAG's maintenance and development expertise is convincing in this contract. The 186 vehicles will not only be converted and maintained in RUAG's material competence center, but will also be further developed. RUAG also develops and produces the Auxiliary Power Unit, which is integrated into the tank.
As a strategic partner and material competence center, RUAG thus supports ensuring the operational readiness and autonomy of the Swiss Armed Forces.
For more information on RUAG, please contact Kirsten Hammerich, Senior Media Relations Manager, Kirsten.Hammerich@ruag.ch / Tel. +41 58 467 05 11
For more information about the product, please contact Hannes Hauri, Senior Vice President Land Systems, Johannes.Hauri@ruag.ch / Tel. +41 79 356 95 10