In 1977 and 1982 the Swedish government decided to increase the Swedish armys mechanized capabilities and studies of a new combat vehicle were initiated. The new vehicle had be fast, have high tactical and strategic mobility, have air defence and anti-tank capability (both day and night time), have high survivability and protection. Försvarets Materiel Verk (FMV), the Army Command, Bofors and Hägglunds formed a project in 1983 in order to find a sollution. In 1984 the new vechicle were ready for presentation and in 1991 the first version of the CV-9040 in basic configuration were ordered by the Swedish Defence. They were delivered in 1993 and the same year new orders were made of the special versions based upon the CV-9040 chassi. This included the The CV9040 Anti Aircraft Vehicle (27 vehicles) and were delivered during 1993-1995. In 1994 more CV-9040 were ordered and between the period 1994-2002, 509 CV-9040s have been acquired by the Swedish Defence. In 2003 the new CV-9040 Ceasar version were delivered.
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