According to Darren Restarick, Regional Sales Manager for BAE Systems Hägglunds and Platform Manager for BvS10 and Beowulf.
“You have three platforms [requirements], according to Restarick. You’ll have three times the cost of technology transfer, development, supply and support, and training under Defense Acquisition Procedures (DAP) 2020 standards. That’s no small sum of money. money, nor a simple task. And what we’re saying is that we have a base platform with a modular armor system and replaceable turrets that can cater to all three capabilities.
With chassis, logistics supply chain, simulation support and training [for all requirements]you can have a light tank, an FRCV medium tank and an FICV.
Restarick went on to say that using the same platform for three requirements, with the ability to add or subtract armor and modify turrets, will increase attrition capabilities. Depending on the needs of the moment, the operator can “regenerate the product”.
Restarick also expects the CV90 to have India-specific development requirements. “What we’re saying is that it’s the core technology and platform for a system that’s been proven and tested with great degrees of mobility,” he explained.
We may review or discuss these [necessary developments] with Indian partners to move forward with a single-chassis solution for all uses. Development time will be cut in half and you only have to do it once.