CV 90


CV 90 Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle developed by BAe Land Systems and Hagglunds

The Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) or Stridsfordon 90 (Strf 90) is a Swedish infantry fighting vehicle designed by Hägglunds/Bofors and currently produced by BAE Systems Hägglunds.

The CV 90 family consists of: CV 90 (the basic armoured infantry fighting vehicle, armed with a 40 mm automatic cannon); Anti-aircraft vehicle 90; Forward observer vehicle 90; Command post vehicle 90; and Recovery vehicle 90.

All vehicles are designed for maximum performance in the most inhospitable terrain and hostile combat environments. The CV 90 is an extremely agile, multi-role combat vehicle with all-target capability, a low very compact structure and minimised radar and IR-signatures. The basic turret is electrically operated and houses a CelsiusTech UTAAS sight with integrated laser rangefinder and thermal camera.


The basic armour of the CV9040 provides all-round protection against 14.5 mm armour-piercing rounds. A passive armour can be added, which protect over the frontal 60° arc against 30 mm APFSDS rounds.

The CV90 is powered by a DSI14 developed by Scania, which provides 598hp and it can reach speeds of 70 kilometres per hour. The basic CV90 has a maximum road range of 320 kilometres but the latest generation can reach up to 600 kilometres. The CV90 offers quieter movement for improved stealth, greater speed over good terrain, and higher ground clearance for protection against mines and improvised explosive devices.

The basic CV90 is fitted with a two-man turret, armed with Bofors 40 mm calibre gun and coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. One more 5.56 mm or 7.62 mm machine gun is positioned on top of the turret. The CV90 also carries eight 76 mm grenades in two clusters of four launchers positioned on each side of the turret. The grenade launchers are intended for smoke grenades.


CV 90 Specifications
Type Tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle
Manufacturer BAE Systems Land Systems Hagglunds
Crew 3 + 7 troops
Armament 30mm cannon, 7.62mm machine gun
Length 6.6m
Height 2.8m
Width 3.2m
Weight 29 tonnes
Powerplant Scania V8 Diesel producing 598hp (446kW)
Performance Speed 70km/h, range 320km
Variants CV9040 the original model with a 40mm Bofors autocannon, CV9030 Export version with a 30mm Bushmaster II autocannon, CV9035 Armed with a Bushmaster III 35/50 cannon, CV90105 105mm smoothbore tank turret/gun, CV90120-T Has a tank turret armed with a smoothbore 120mm gun, CV9040 AAV Anti-Air Vehicle, fitted with radar and 40mm AA gun, Forward Command Vehicle, Forward Observation Vehicle, Armoured Recovery Vehicle