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Finland to procure additional Patria 6×6 armoured vehicles

The Finnish Defence Forces have purchased more Patria 6×6 armoured vehicles by exercising the additional purchase option that was part of an agreement signed in June 2023.

This agreement involved Patria signing a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command for 91 vehicles, which also included a purchase option for up to 70 additional vehicles. The Finnish Defence Forces have now exercised their option to buy 40 more vehicles, and the deliveries are currently underway.

“The purchase is part of the multinational CAVS (Common Armoured Vehicle System) programme which in addition to Finland includes Latvia, Sweden and Germany. During 2023 deliveries commenced also to Sweden and deliveries to Latvia have been underway since 2021. With close and excellent cooperation between the countries and Patria, the programme has proceeded quickly. The joint programme’s research and development agreement was signed at the end of 2020 and since the deliveries have already taken place in three countries in three years,” says Jussi Järvinen, Executive Vice President of Patria’s Finland Division.

The Patria 6×6 is a highly modular and high-performance vehicle that is also simple, robust and affordable. This makes it a great choice for large fleet quantities and provides modern protection and high mobility. Its modular design allows for a wide range of configurations for various missions, making it a perfect option for both troop transportation and combat support roles.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
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