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Sweden orders 321 armoured vehicles from Patria

The Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (FMV) has signed a contract worth around 470 million euros with Finnish defence company Patria for 321 6×6 armoured vehicles.

The vehicles, known as Pansarterrängbil 300 in Sweden, will be stationed at Livgardet regiment in Kungsängen along with several other units across the country.

Patria had previously delivered 20 6×6 vehicles that were ordered in a separate contract signed in April 2023. The Patria 6×6 vehicle, which is set for delivery, is the troop transportation model, providing the latest in vehicle technology such as advanced protection for up to 12 crew members.

The vehicle is modular and can be customized for various purposes. In addition to troop transportation, it will be utilized for command and control, as well as MEDEVAC duties in Sweden.

“Sweden is an increasingly important market for us, and we are glad to be able to support the Swedish Armed Forces at a time of their significant expansion. We are confident that we can fill the deliveries promptly as we have done previously. Pansarterrängbil 300 vehicle is an excellent example of Finnish-Swedish cooperation as the vehicle is designed for Nordic conditions from the start and significant value is provided by Swedish suppliers, such as the engine and the steel of its armour”, says Mats Warstedt, Senior Vice President of Market Area Nordics at Patria.

Patria 6×6 vehicle was chosen as the platform for a unique Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) collaboration programme between several European countries, participated already by Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Germany. Finland purchased additional 40 6×6 vehicles in January 2024, which brings the total number of the Finnish purchase to 131. Sweden joined the 6×6 research and development programme in 2022.

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