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Scania engines for Swedish Defence Forces' new combat vehicle

Scania is to deliver a further 40 engines to Hägglunds of Örnsköldsvik. The units will be used to power the new Stridsfordon 90 combat vehicle to be delivered to the Swedish Defence Forces.

The engines will be Scania 14-litre V8s - the unit chosen by the Swedish army to power the earlier series of Stridsfordon 90.

"We find it extremely gratifying and encouraging that Scania engines have been selected as the powerplant in the face of tough international competition," comments Lennart Hjelte, Senior Vice President and head of Scania's Industrial and Marine Engines business area.

"We have a long business relationship with Hägglunds and this latest order will strengthen those ties even further."

To Hägglunds, the deal means that production of Stridsfordon 90 for the Swedish army will be extended for yet another year, and that the lull in output which would otherwise have occurred in 2002 prior to the commencement of deliveries to Switzerland and Finland will now be avoided.

For further information, please contact Lars Eriksson, Industrial and Marine Engines, Tel. +46-8-553 822 16 or +46-70-672 76 25.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 26,900 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 2000, turnover totalled SEK 53,800 million and the result after financial items was SEK 4,500 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and some 95 percent of Scania's vehicles are sold outside Sweden.

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