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BAE Systems Hägglunds signs contract for mid-life upgrade on BV206 fleet

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LONDON (BNS): BAE Systems Hägglunds and the Netherlands MoD have signed a contract for a mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the Dutch fleet of 95 Bv206 vehicles.

The upgrade includes replacement of the engine, transmission, tracks, electrical systems and the renovation of other sub-systems.

The contract with the Netherlands includes the delivery of one prototype, as well as six pre-series vehicles, with an option for a further 88 vehicles.

The first seven vehicles will be upgraded at the BAE Systems Hägglunds facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The following 88 vehicles will be upgraded in the Netherlands in close cooperation with the customer, a Company statement said.

"We believe we will provide our Dutch customer with critical capabilities through the upgrade work which will ensure their Bv206s continue to serve as some of the most capable and reliable all terrain vehicles in the world." said Peter Nygren, Director Business Development at BAE Systems Hägglunds.

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