Germany joins Common Armoured Vehicle System programme, Sweden buys its first vehicles
Germany formally joined the Finnish-led Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme on 17 April with the signing of the technical arrangement, while the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) ordered the first 20 troop transport vehicles for Sweden after joining the CAVS framework agreement. Germany signed a statement of intent to join CAVS in June 2022.
The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a press release on 17 April that the CAVS framework agreement made it possible for Sweden to order its own vehicles for testing, after which serial procurement would be carried out, including several vehicle types numbering in the hundreds.
An FMV spokesperson told Janes on 20 April that the 20 vehicles ordered by Sweden were pre-serial versions for evaluation by the Swedish Armed Forces before serial vehicles are ordered and production begins.