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​Norway Ponders to Send CV90 Armored Combat Vehicles to Ukraine

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Norway considering sending CV90 IFVs to Ukraine. Here are the vehicles in action at Rena. Photo credit: Terje Pedersen/NTB
Norway considering sending CV90 IFVs to Ukraine. Here are the vehicles in action at Rena. Photo credit: Terje Pedersen/NTB

The Norwegian military is discussing the possibility of providing CV90 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. The Norwegian Ministry of Defense and the Defense Staff are communicating on would it be possible to fiind some CV90 IFVs in reserves of the country's armed forces

That is according to Norwegian TV2, Ukrinform reports.

"Norway is considering donating the CV90 armored multi-role vehicle to Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense asked the Defense Staff to look into whether it is possible to donate a certain number of these IFVs," the report reads.

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As the media reported citing Norwegian Defense minister Bjorn Arild Gram, the Norwegian government "continuously considers whether Norway should send more weapons/materiel to Ukraine."

CV90 IFV of the armed forces of Norway, Norway Ponders to Send CV90 Armored Combat Vehicles to Ukraine, Defense Express
CV90 IFV of the armed forces of Norway. Photo credit: Norwegian Armed Forces

"We do not comment on these assessments and any ongoing or future contributions. We have a good dialogue with Ukraine and allies about the needs," media cites the minister’s words who convinced that Norway "will support Ukraine for as long as necessary."

The CV90 comes in 15 variants and is more than an IFV. Norwegian Armed Forces are among the seven nations’ militaries operating the CV90 and have invested in the platform for many years. BAE Systems recently supported the upgrade of 144 combat vehicles to the newest system with 20 additional CV90 vehicles scheduled for delivery by 2023.

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