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Patria has announced that Sweden has officially expressed a wish to join the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) 6×6 programme, which is currently in series production for Finland and Latvia. These two countries agreed to jointly develop the CAVS in 2019 and starting in autumn 2020, under Finland’s leadership, the vehicle was developed based on the Patria 6×6 wheeled armoured vehicle. Deliveries began in early November 2021 with the handover of the first of 200 vehicles to Latvia. Finland reportedly intends to procure 160 vehicles though the volume of the Swedish requirement has not been made public.

Patria’s protected 6×6 vehicle was first presented at Eurosatory 2018, combining the features of Patria’s XA and AMV types. A diesel engine with 294 kW of power and a torque of 1,870 Nm, as well as the independent suspension from the AMV provide the basis of the 24-tonne vehicle’s off-road capability. Protection against ballistic and blast threats can be implemented between Level 2 and Level 4 according to STANAG 4569, depending on requirements.