BAE Systems signs contract with Tatra Defence Vehicle for production of European CATV BvS10

 01. 07. 2024      Category: Ground forces

BAE Systems has signed a contract worth up to €42 million with Tatra Defence Vehicle. The contract includes the welding, painting and installation of hull insulation for BvS10 vehicles under the new trilateral Collaborative All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV-3N) programme. The contract builds on an existing relationship between Czechoslovak Group (CSG) and BAE Systems Hägglunds, the manufacturer of the CV90 and BvS10 vehicles. It also strengthens ties between the Swedish and Czech defence industries.

Picture: BvS10 amphibious tracked armoured vehicle | BAE Systems
Picture: BvS10 amphibious tracked armoured vehicle | BAE Systems

The contract covers 250 new BvS10 all-terrain vehicles with an option for an additional 274 units. Both front and rear vehicles are included, ranging in design from armoured personnel carriers to ambulances, depending on their task configuration.
Prototype production is scheduled to begin this summer, with a planned start of mass production in late 2025.

"The cooperation with Tatra Defence Vehicle allows us to leverage its advanced manufacturing technologies while supporting the integration of the Czech defence industry into our global supply network," says Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, President of BAE Systems Hägglunds. "This contract is a testament to our mutual trust in Tatra Defence Vehicle and we expect it to bring many more opportunities for both parties."

"The signed contract represents a significant step for Tatra Defence Vehicle and the entire CSG consortium," says Tomas Mohapl, CEO of Tatra Defence Vehicle. "We are proud to showcase our expertise and capabilities on an international level and further develop our strategic relationship with BAE Systems Hägglunds."

The contract is a direct result of the cooperation between BAE Systems Hägglunds and Czech defence companies. In addition to the continued involvement of Czech industry in the contract to supply CV90 MkIV vehicles to the Czech Army, BAE Systems anticipates further business opportunities already emerging.

The BvS10 vehicles under the CATV-3N programme are highly mobile, off-road and modern versions of armoured vehicles suitable for extreme climatic conditions and challenging terrain, designed for the military forces of Sweden, Germany and the UK. These vehicles are developed for a wide range of missions, from homeland defence to international crisis operations.

 Author: Michal Pivoňka