Sweden to join the 6x6 vehicle programme
Sweden has officially announced its desire to join the Finnish-led CAVS programme (Common Armoured Vehicle System), which is also open to other countries with the mutual consent of the participating countries.
The programme began in 2019 as a multinational cooperation between Finland, Latvia and Estonia. The programme progressed to the research and product development phase with Latvia in autumn 2020. Latvia ordered the first more than 200 personnel carrier armoured vehicles in August 2021, of which Patria delivered the first vehicles to Latvia at the end of October. In turn, the Finnish Ministry of Defence and Patria have signed a letter of intent on ordering 160 new personnel carrier vehicles for Finland in 2023.
“This milestone is significant for the whole programme. Extensive cooperation and network between countries will improve the mobility, cost-effectiveness, cooperation capabilities and maintenance capacity of the participating countries. In addition, the result of this programme is a very cost-effective solution for participating countries,” says Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit.
Further information: Jussi Järvinen, President, Land Business Unit, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 6625, [email protected]
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. 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, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 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 Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.