Sweden joins 6x6 vehicle research and development programme
In the picture representatives in the signing ceremony: Mr Göran Mårtensson, National Armaments Director, Sweden; Mr Mārtiņš Paškēvičs, National Armaments Director, Latvia; Mr Jari Mikkonen, Major General, Finnish Defence Forces; Mr Jussi Järvinen, Executive Vice President, Patria and Mr Mats Warstedt, Senior Vice President, Patria
Sweden has decided to join the research and development programme of the common armoured 6x6 vehicle system (CAVS programme). The agreement was signed by the Swedish materiel administration (FMV), the Ministry of Defence of Finland, the Ministry of Defence of Latvia and Patria.
Sweden is the third country to join the research and development phase of this inter-governmental programme, which was initiated by Finland and Latvia in 2021. The Finnish-Latvian joint 6x6 vehicle programme proceeds on schedule as Patria has already delivered over ten Patria 6x6 armoured wheeled vehicles to Latvia.
The 6x6 armoured vehicle system development will be performed by Patria, which has more than four decades of experience from developing and delivering state-of-the-art protected troop transportation. Patria 6x6 is built on the heritage of the legendary Patria XA series as well as on the success of Patria AMV, both vehicle types currently in use by the Swedish Armed Forces. While Patria 6x6 is primarily designed for troop transport, the vehicle is modular and can be configured for a wide range of different roles.
“We welcome Sweden into this CAVS programme, which will provide the Swedish Armed Forces with the latest protected troop transport technology as well as further increase the affordability of the system for all member nations. Patria has successfully worked with the Swedish Armed Forces and FMV in many programs over the years, and we are really looking forward to getting their competence and experience into the CAVS programme”, says Mats Warstedt, Head of Market Area Nordics at Patria.
Mats Warstedt, Senior Vice President, Nordics, Patria, tel. +46 739 449 108, [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, the Netherlands, 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.