First of 74 BvS-10 Armored Vehicles Delivered to Dutch Royal MarinesJan 30, 2006 04:17 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Eight months after the contract was signed, BAE Systems Hagglunds has delivered the first of 74 armored BvS-10 Viking armored all terrain vehicles to the Dutch Army. The purchasing process was accomplished in less than three months, and the lead-time between contract and serial delivery has been only 8 months. “We are very content with Hagglunds and the company’s ability to keep to the time agreed for the first delivery. A key to the success has been the unconventional but flexible way of working, regarding the processes of development, purchase and production” said Brig.Gen. Paul Opgenort.
The BvS-10 is the successor to the wildly popular Bv-206, 11,000 of which have been sold to 40 countries around the world – including the USA (M978). Singapore has developed and manufactured an improved variant of its own called the Bronco ATTC, and Finland and Norway have their own local Bv-206 variants. What makes this unusual-looking vehicle family so popular?
See DID’s Focus Article for this family of vehicles, and find out.