United Arab Emirates has ordered Finnish-made Patria AMV 8x8 armoured vehicle 12801161

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United Arab Emirates has ordered Finnish-made Patria AMV 8x8 armoured vehicles
The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces has ordered Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified. The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8x8 multi-role military vehicle designed and manufactured by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.
     
The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces has ordered Patria AMV 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified. The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8x8 multi-role military vehicle designed and manufactured by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. Finnish-made Patria AMV fitted with BMP-3 turret in live demonstration at IDEX 2011 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
     
“This is a magnificent extension for the ongoing, successful co-operation between the UAE Armed Forces and Patria. UAE Armed Forces have been very satisfied with their existing AMV vehicles as they meet all the customer’s needs and are suitable for the needed, challenging circumstances. These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule. The agreement done now is very significant for Patria, and we are excited about this and looking forward to providing the vehicles”, says Mika Kari, President of Patria Land business unit.

Patria AMV offers effective protection, increased mobility, modularity and combat proven performance. The vehicle’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. Patria AMV has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad. Patria has contracts for over 1,400 Patria AMV vehicles.

Patria AMV, Armoured Modular Vehicle, has been on the serial production since 2004. The first prototype was manufactured in 2001. Two years later the Finnish Defence Forces received the first vehicles whereas year 2004 marked the start up of serial production. Patria AMV is available in several versions and qualified for its high level of mine protection.

The AMV has the best protection level in its class up to 30 mm APFSDS from frontal arc and it has a top-class mine protection up to 10 kg TNT. The vehicle is fitted with modular ballistic protection to the customer specification up to a protection level against 30mm armour piercing APFSDS rounds.
 

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