(News Bulletin 247) – BAE Systems announced yesterday the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the governments of Sweden and the Czech Republic, to cooperate on military affairs, including training, support and the continuous training of troops and equipment operators, as well as the acquisition of CV90 combat vehicles.

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Contract negotiations will take place in the first half of 2023, says BAE Systems.

The agreement also provides for the possibility of future collaboration between the two countries on the development of upgrades, new technologies and continued support for the CV90.

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The memorandum of understanding specifies in particular that the ongoing negotiations with BAE Systems will include the conclusion of an agreement for the purchase of 210 infantry fighting vehicles.

“We are very pleased with the progress we have made in our discussions with the Czech Republic and the Kingdom of Sweden,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, president of BAE Systems Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, which designs and produces the CV90.

‘We look forward to concluding contract negotiations in the new year, with a commitment to support the Czech Armed Forces in improving their defense and combat capabilities with the modern, combat-proven CV90.’

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