Estonia has decided to join the Finish and Latvian vehicle development programme for sustained mobility enhancement.
The countries have now signed a joint technical arrangement agreement.
The joint development programme aims towards a common armoured wheeled vehicle system.
For this, Patria is delivering the 6×6 vehicle platform.
“Estonia joining the development programme is great news and naturally we hope to see Patria 6×6 in serial production, said Jussi Jarvinen, President of Patria’s land business unit.
“This means that the participating countries are to have [a] very cost-effective solution, which surely is of interest to other countries keen on enhancing their army mobility.”
“Though the current situation due to the corona epidemic is very exceptional, it is important that this programme will proceed as planned.”
“We build security of supply and set up a co-operation model to be prepared for crisis situations together with the local industry,” he added.
The programme is also open for other countries to join by mutual consent of Finland and Latvia.
In case the development leads to actual vehicle system procurement in the future, the common system will enhance mobility, cost-effectiveness, interoperability and security of supply for the armies in both countries.
Simple and reliable
Patria launched its 6×6 vehicle at Eurosatory in 2018.
It combines all the best features of Patria’s XA and AMV vehicles.
It is simplified, reliable and designed to fill the highest requirements of customers.
Its state-of-the-art terrain mobility is guaranteed by an efficient power unit and the independent suspension from the Patria AMV.
Due to the spacious cabin and well-defined functions it is easy to drive and user training is simple.
Reliability is underlined by the multitude of commercial components used in the vehicle.
These, in addition to long lifespan and easy maintenance make the vehicle extremely cost-effective.
The vehicle platform will be developed according to the requirements of the countries.
Patria’s land business unit employs 230 people.
It works in the fields of armoured wheeled vehicles, mortar systems and related life cycle support services.