Germany invests $400 million to acquire 277 BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles for Arctic operations
Stockholm, Sweden – April 24, 2023: Germany has announced plans to invest in an extra 227 ultramobile, protected, all-terrain BvS10 vehicles from BAE Systems, with a contract valued at approximately $400 million. This decision comes after Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom’s joint procurement to support Arctic operations under the Collaborative All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) program, led by Sweden. The framework agreement will now extend delivery timelines from 2024 to 2030.
Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, the managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds, stated that the framework agreement simplifies acquisition processes for potential and existing customers, allowing them to procure vehicles under pre-negotiated terms while benefiting from joint development. He also emphasized the strong relationship between BAE Systems and Germany, ensuring Germany’s access to these advanced vehicles for years to come.
BAE Systems’ all-terrain military vehicles are designed for the most challenging and remote environments, solidifying the company’s position as a leader in defense capabilities. The new contract includes additional troop transport vehicles, armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three new German BvS10 versions: Command and Control (C2) and two logistics variants for combat support in the German Armed Forces.
The BvS10 and Beowulf vehicles are known for their outstanding all-terrain capabilities, with articulated mobility systems that enable optimal maneuverability across diverse terrains such as snow, ice, rock, sand, mud, swamps, and steep mountains. The vehicles’ amphibious features also allow them to operate in flooded areas or coastal waters, delivering personnel and supplies for strategic, tactical, and operational mobility.
Adhering to NATO standards, the BvS10’s unparalleled mobility is based on terrain accessibility. Its modular design allows for mission-specific reconfiguration and is available in multiple variants, including personnel carriers, command and control, ambulance, vehicle repair and recovery, logistics support, situational awareness, and a weapons carrier with additional mortar capability.
Currently, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom operate the BvS10. BAE Systems’ Beowulf, the unarmored version of the BvS10, has also secured a contract with the U.S.