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Finland and Latvia have agreed on a joint development programme for sustained army mobility enhancement to which Patria is to deliver a 6×6 vehicle chassis platform. Within this programme both countries will develop a common armoured wheeled vehicle system. The programme is also open for other countries by mutual consent of Finland and Latvia. In case the development will lead to actual vehicle system procurements in the future, the common system will enhance mobility, cost-efficiency, interoperability and security of supply of the armies in both countries.

“This is an important opening for us, and we hope to see this new vehicle version in production as part of this programme,” says Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land business unit. “Patria 6×6 vehicle is our top-notch product combining excellent terrain mobility and ease of use. Long life-span and easy maintenance make it very cost-efficient. It adapts into several missions. Naturally, it would be great if there were also other countries joining forces with Finland and Latvia.” The Patria 6×6 vehicle combines all the best features of Patria’s XA and AMV vehicles and is therefore simplified, reliable and designed to fill the requirements of the customers.

Dorothee Frank