BAE Systems may upgrade CV90 armoured infantry fighting vehicle with hybrid-electric propulsion 1008
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|Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:38 AM|
|BAE Systems may upgrade CV90 armoured infantry fighting vehicle with hybrid-electric propulsion.|
BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense company, may upgrade its CV90 armored vehicle with a hybrid-electric propulsion system as armies look to cut expenses for fuel that can be many times the price paid at a civil gas station. “A requirement we are seeing more and more often is environmental issues in terms of fuel economy,” Dan Lindell, CV90 platform manager, told reporters yesterday at a briefing in London. That’s driving BAE’s upgrade plans for the armored fighting vehicle first developed for Sweden in the 1980s.
Swedish army CV90 armoured infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 30mm cannon.
The Swedish military, which has deployed the CV90 in Liberia, has seen fuel costs of about $107 per liter while operating in Afghanistan, while U.S. forces reported even higher costs owing to the logistical burden to get gas on site, Lindell said. That’s making fuel efficiency more important for customers when they set demands for equipment, he said.