Patria will advance the product development of the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme by acquiring three pre-series vehicles from the Finnish Defence Forces. Within the CAVS framework, Patria manufactured the pre-series vehicles that underwent testing in 2022 before the official serial order, which was signed in the summer of 2023. The Finnish Army got acquainted with Patria 6x6 vehicle, its usage and operating features comprehensively beforehand, thus ensuring the fluent and effective establishment of operational readiness.

“Patria plans to utilise these 6x6 pre-series vehicles for further development, testing and marketing within the CAVS programme. The programme has also raised interest from other countries and this procurement enhances Patria’s flexibility and enables a more rapid response to customer requirements and increasing demand”, explains Jussi Järvinen, Executive Vice President of Patria’s Finland Division.

In addition to Finland, the programme currently includes Latvia, Sweden and Germany. Notably, Patria has already received orders for nearly 700 Patria 6x6 vehicles.

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, Patria, tel. +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.