Patria completed the XA-180 armoured vehicles Mid-Life-Upgrade project in Finland
Patria has completed the XA-180 armoured personnel vehicle Mid-Life-Upgrade project as the last vehicles have now been delivered to the Finnish Army. The agreement of Mid-Life-Upgrade (MLU) of XA-180 armoured personnel carriers was signed by Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces in 2013.
“XA-series’, also known as “Pasi” vehicles, modernization project has been an important project for Patria and the lifecycle of the vehicles has been secured until the 2040s. By then, the mobility performance of XA-180 vehicles is meant to be replaced by the new Patria 6x6 vehicles. Patria appreciates the flexible cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces and numerous other cooperation partners. In Finland, the project’s employment effect has been more than 450 person-years in total”, commented Patria’s Finland Division’s Army Business Area leader Tommi Svensk.
During the project all XA-series vehicles have been modernized and aligned. The implemented modifications included new electrical systems and communications equipment, as well as an updated crew space with improved seating solutions. Also key components, such as engines, power transmission and axles, were inspected and repaired, or replaced if necessary.
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Tommi Svensk, SVP, Army Business Area, Patria´s Finland Division, tommi.svensk
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, Neatherlands, 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 Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.