As media inform, the first batch of 8 vehicles has been sent to Ukraine.
In 2002, Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH (as the contracting authority) placed a production contract on Land Systems Hagglunds for 31 Bv206S vehicles with delivery into service by 2005. A further 75 were ordered in December 2004 and 81 in September 2005. The total Bv206S requirement for Germany was 200 vehicles.
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Bandvagn 206 (Bv 206) (meaning "Tracked Vehicle 206") was developed by Hägglunds (now part of BAE Systems Platforms & Services) for the Swedish Army. It consists of two units, with all four tracks powered. With a length of 6.36 meters, a width of 2.3 meters, and a height of 2.43 meters, it can carry up to 10 people, or 1.37 tons of payload (among th 7.3 tonnes of total weight) . The trailer unit can be adapted for different uses.
The Bv206S is powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine providing a power output of 177 hp, paired with an MB W 4A-018 automatic transmission.
The Bv206's maximum speed reaches 52 km/h on the road and 4 km/h in water. It has a remarkable range of 330 kilometers. Its all-terrain capabilities are attributed to its tracked propulsion system, allowing it to traverse various challenging landscapes, including snow, ice, marshlands, and rocky surfaces.