Germany has signed a statement of intent to join the Finnish-led Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme, Patria writes in a press release. The official joining agreement is due to be signed before the end of 2022. Germany will be the fifth country to join the first stage of the multinational cooperation. Finland, Latvia and Estonia entered into the programme in 2019 and Sweden in 2021. In the scope of the programme, Patria is responsible for system development.
According to Patria, the joint programme is open to other countries sharing similar requirements with the mutual consent of the participating countries. Latvia ordered more than 200 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) in August 2021, of which Patria has delivered over a dozen. Finland signed a letter of intent in August 2021 for 160 APCs and pre-series deliveries will take place in June. Sweden signed an R&D agreement earlier this month for the research and product development phase.