Switzerland extends life of CV90s – Jane’s

Posted: November 28, 2020 at 9:58 pm

25 November 2020

by Nicholas Fiorenza

Armasuisse, the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, has awarded a contract to BAE Systems Hgglunds (BSH) for the life extension of the Swiss Armys 186 CV9030s, which Switzerland designates as the Schtzenpanzer (Infantry Fighting Vehicle, IFV) 2000, BSH announced in a news release on 18 November. The life extension aims to keep the IFV in service until 2040.

Armasuisse has awarded a contract to BSH for the life extension of the Swiss Armys 186 Schtzenpanzer 2000 IFVs. (DDPS)

BSH said the life-extension programme would modernise the Schtzenpanzer 2000s optical, electrical, and electronic components and include the installation of active damping technology to reduce wear and tear and through-life repair costs, as well as increase the IFVs cross-country speed and comfort.

The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) said on its website that the vehicles chassis would be reinforced and the following components would be replaced: computer systems and displays, vehicle information systems, the camera system, infrared camera, and electricity generator. The life-extension programme would not increase the Schtzenpanzer 2000s capabilities, according to the DDPS, but the vehicles will be fitted with a 360 surveillance system, which BSH said would increase the vehicles situational awareness, combat effectiveness, and survivability by allowing safer route planning and quicker targeting. Installation of a new electronics architecture would support the adaptation of the IFV to future developments in technology, the company added.

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