Patria has delivered the first Patria AMV armoured wheeled vehicles to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). An agreement signed with the FMV in 2010 covers 113 AMVs for the Swedish Defence Forces, valued at 250 million euros.
President of Patria Land Systems and Patria Land Services, Seppo Seppälä said, that the Swedish troops will be receiving a modern vehicle which offers mobility and protection.
“These new armoured wheeled vehicles represent a continuation for the Patria AMV product family,” Seppälä added.
Early in 2011, the partnership agreement was signed between Patria and FMV, covering the technical maintenance and upgrading of approximately 200 XA-vehicles purchased earlier.
The agreement is being updated annually and is also going to cover the life-cycle support of the next generation Patria AMV armoured wheeled vehicles, Patria said. The partnership agreement is strategically important to both parties as it enables both Patria and FMV to combine their best competences to offer high-quality services to the vehicles’ end-user, the Swedish Armed Forces.
The structural solutions of these vehicles enable high payload capacity, a high level of protection and the integration of heavy weapon systems, a statement from Patria said.
Patria has agreements with seven customers for a total of nearly 1,400 vehicles. Patria AMV entered the market in the year 2004. AMV products are under continuous development.