12 September 2023

The next generation armoured vehicles and situational awareness by FAMOUS programme

The EU funded FAMOUS (European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armoured Systems) programme has a unique and innovative approach to develop the next generation armoured vehicles and situational awareness system that enhance ground combat capabilities. The FAMOUS consortium led by Patria has started the research and development work of the next generation armoured vehicles and taken the first steps. The FAMOUS project thematises can be seen in the new video – link to the video.

The animation video shows these future technologies utilization to enhance ground combat capabilities in the areas of arctic and mountain tactical and operational mobility, urban operations, power generation and energy storage as well as cybersecure C4I solutions, situational awareness, robotic and autonomous systems, weapon systems and modern lifecycle support solutions.

“The FAMOUS consortium’s unique approach to develop areas of the next generation technology can be utilized in a variety of armoured vehicles and systems. The programme is the answer to meet the needs of customers in the European Union by improving their ground combat capabilities in the changed security situation. The FAMOUS project supports the European Commission’s goal to enhance the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU’s defence industry,” says Mikko Karppinen, Senior Vice President, Mission Capability, Patria.

This project has received funding from the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) under Grant Agreement No EDIDP-GCC-2020-058- FAMOUS.x)

For media enquiries and further information: 

[email protected] 
Mikko Karppinen, Senior Vice President, Mission Capability, Patria, [email protected], tel. +358 40 869 6657 

Press release on 21 July, 2022: here

Patria’s Protected mobility and defence systems - Vehicles: here

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.