BAE wins £500m Norwegian army deal


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Defence giant BAE Systems has won a £500 million contract to build and upgrade armoured vehicles for the Norwegian army.

The project will deliver a number of vehicles, including 74 infantry models, 15 for command and 16 engineering.

Petter Jansen, managing director at the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, said: "This is one of the largest army investments and an important part of the Norwegian army modernisation plan."

Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, of BAE Systems, said: "Today's order illustrates the trust there is in Norway for the CV90 family of vehicles.

"We continue to invest in the CV90 system and develop the vehicle to keep it at the forefront of technology and, in particular, to incorporate improvements in protection and digitisation so that it remains the world's most advanced vehicle of its kind."