Patria Optime

Patria present at Black Sea Defense Aerospace Exhibition (BSDA) 2024 event

Patria will attend the Black Sea Defence and Aerospace (BSDA) 2024 event held in Bucharest, Romania on 22 – 24 May 2024. BSDA, the international Defence, Aerospace and Security exhibition, takes place every two years in order to gather the whole offer and demand of the domains. 

Patria stand location in the exhibition area is C323.


In the exhibition, Patria will showcase its through life capability offering, especially concentrating on the air domain maintenance, repair and overhaul services provided within Patria OPTIME concept.  

Patria has provided Pratt & Whitney F100 engine MRO and sustainment support over decades to many Air Forces worldwide flying with F100-PW engine powered platforms, such as F-15 and F-16 fighter jets. Patria today offers a complete F100 engine MRO solution through a wide range of in-house capabilities including overhaul, cleaning, non-destructive testing, repair, systematic O-I-D-level forecasting, trading and engineering, and spare parts provisioning.

Additionally, Patria has recently signed a strategic agreement to deliver and maintain proven, refurbished, and upgraded Black Hawk helicopters across Europe increasing its offering in the aviation business.

From Patria’s protected mobility and defence systems offering, Patria NEMO turreted mortar system will be highlighted at the event.   

Extreme conditions embedded - Patria’s highlighted offering at BSDA 2024


Through life capability

Patria OPTIME covers a broad range of services and solutions impacting the fleet availability, such as fleet maintenance, upcoming modification projects and needed integrations in the later stages of the lifecycle as well as supply chain management and training services. The new service concept for the sustainment of military equipment combines engineering expertise with efficient data utilization in a modular and tailored way and it is set up in phases together with the customer.

Protected mobility and defence systems

Patria NEMO is a turreted, lightweight and remote-controlled 120 mm mortar system with a high level of mobility, protection and accuracy. Patria NEMO is capable of both direct and indirect fire, even when the platform is moving. Patria NEMO features modular design and therefore it guarantees maximum flexibility and capability for further growth for diverse requirements to meet the specific needs of modern warfare and threats in a changing environment. Patria NEMO can be used for self-defence and various indirect fire missions. Impressive fire support and rapid response with high crew protection – all in one.

For further information:
Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President, Market Area Europe, Patria, tel. +32 471 989101, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.

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