<!-- Commented out: -->BAE Systems AB
is a Swedish defence company and a subsidiary of BAE Systems Land and Armaments
, whose ultimate parent is the British defence contractor BAE Systems
. The company was formed in 2006 by the merger of Land Systems Hägglunds AB
and BAE Systems Bofors
BAE Systems Hägglunds
AB Hägglund & Söner was founded in 1899 in Örnsköldsvik
. The company was divided in 1988, one part being Hägglunds Vehicle AB, the military vehicles business. In October 1997 the British company Alvis plc
acquired Hägglunds Vehicle AB to form Alvis Hägglunds AB. Alvis expanded its military vehicle business in 1998 with the purchase of GKN
's armoured vehicle division in 1998 and Vickers Defence in 2002 to form Alvis Vickers
. In September 2004 BAE Systems acquired Alvis Vickers and merged it with its RO Defence
ordnance division to form BAE Systems Land Systems. Hägglunds was renamed Land Systems Hägglunds.
In June 2005 BAE Systems acquired United Defense
and reorganised its land systems businesses into BAE Systems Land and Armaments, with Land Systems and Land Systems Hägglunds as subsidiaries of this U.S. based operating group.
BAE Systems Bofors
BAE Systems Bofors, located in Karlskoga
, is a Swedish subsidiary of BAE Systems Land and Armaments
Its corporate heritage goes back to Bofors
, which was founded in 1873. In 1999 Saab
purchased the Celsius Group, the parent group of Bofors. In September 2000 United......