Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces
Left: Deputy Chief of Staff, Armaments and Logistics, General Lieutenant Mikko Heiskanen and Patria's President and CEO Esa Rautalinko Photo: Onni Isohella / Ruotuväki

The strategic partnership agreement between Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces has been updated. With the agreement signed in January 2024, the ongoing cooperation will deepen, the quality assurance and material management procedures were specified, and the partnership management structures were updated.

“Strategic partnership is an intense and long-term cooperative relationship based on mutual agreement. The focus areas of the cooperation include common long-term development targets, preparation for the various stages of increasing peacetime readiness and ensuring operations in emergency conditions. Patria participates in the maintenance and further development of the capabilities of the Finnish Defence Forces’ land, sea and air defense systems as well as maintaining security of supply. Strategic partnership also includes the Finnish Air Force’s and Army’s elementary and basic flight training," comments Jussi Järvinen, Executive Vice President of Patria’s Finland Division.  

The close cooperation between Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces began over 100 years ago. The term ‘strategic partnership’ was introduced in the beginning of the 2000s which means the most profound form of cooperation between the Finnish Defence Forces and its service provider. Services provided by the strategic partner enable the Finnish Defence Forces to focus on its core tasks.  

Media enquiries and further information:

Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen, Vice President, Group Communications, Patria, tel. +358 50 557 3822, [email protected] 

Jussi Järvinen, Executive Vice President, Finland Division, Patria, +358 40 869 6625, [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.