- Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung
- Swedish Krona
German Defense Procurement Agency (BWB) signed an order with BAE Systems' Land
Systems Hagglunds for 75 Bv206S all terrain vehicles valued at approximately 300
million SEK ($42 million). This contract belongs to a German Army's requirement
for some 200 armored vehicles for the Mountain Brigade based in Mittenwald,
Land Systems Hagglunds will produce the vehicles in partnership with Rheinmetal
Landsysteme GmbH. The first batch of Bv206S vehicles for the German Army was
ordered in 2002 and funded the procurement of 31 units.
The Bv206S is the newest armored variant of Bv206 all-terrain vehicle, of which
Hagglunds has built more than 11,000 units for 40 countries worldwide.
Currently, the German Army operates 168 Bv206 vehicles.
Bv206S has a load capacity of 1,550 kg and can tow an additional 2,500 kg
trailer. The front and rear units are connected by a unique hydraulic steering
linkage, which gives greater flexibility and maneuverability. The vehicles
simple handling qualities will effectively minimize driver training. The vehicle
can be air dropped and transported by a variety of aircraft and helicopters.
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