Patria AMV XP 8x8 armored vehicles to equip Slovakian army


The Government of the Slovak Republic announced that Patria is the winner of the tender for BOV 8x8 programme. Patria will supply Slovakia with armored wheeled vehicles. This decision is based on bids submitted at the end of 2021, as well as vehicle and weapon system tests carried out in February 2022. Patria's offer is the best match to the requirements.
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"Patria is known for its successful technology transfer programmes and is fully focused on the security of supply and long-term cooperation with Slovakia. The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic will get state-of-the-art, modular, high-performance and robust armoured combat Patria AMV XP 8x8 vehicles, which have been used successfully, already decades in different versions in several EU and NATO missions by many customers from NATO and non-NATO countries", states Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President for Market Area Europe for Patria.

Through the BOV 8x8 programme, Patria will also contribute to the development of the Slovak engineering and defense industry with top-notch experience and innovations. By involving Slovak industries locally in the programme, Patria will create new jobs, either directly in the partner companies or with their suppliers or subcontractors. BOV 8x8 programme will also influence in regions' educational opportunities and economy.

Patria AMV XP 8x8 is a state-of-the-art modular, high-performance and robust armoured wheeled vehicle. The combat-proven AMV family has gained experience from various operations. It provides the performance and features of a multi-role vehicle. Patria offers a large scale of AMV XP variants to meet the specific needs of its customers worldwide, from hot deserts to arctic conditions.

Survivability

AMVXP is available with highest level modular ballistic protection and potential for state-of-the-art active defence systems. AMVXP´s mine protection is scalable even above STANAG level 4a/4b. AMVXP’s optimised shape, low radar and thermal signature enable AMVXP’s superior stealth features.

Mobility

AMVXP has a state-of-the-art fully independent hydropneumatic suspension system and extremely strong chassis construction for high-speed off-road driving. AMVXP’s easy to use and unrivalled mobility is based on a high-performance powerline together with an Integrated Terrain Control System (ITCS) and optional rear-axle steering for enhanced manoeuvrability. It is supported by a large wheel size and CTIS for low ground pressure, Run Flat system and ABS. AMVXP is available with amphibious capability for water crossing and amphibious landing operations.

Firepower

AMVXP's chassis characteristics enable the use of any weapon system needed for engaging targets rapidly and with pinpoint accuracy. AMVXP is ideal for the integration of medium-calibre weapon systems, direct fire cannon systems up to 120 mm, Patria Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar system and anti-tank or anti-aircraft missile systems. AMVXP's high payload with large internal volume enables carrying all weapon systems, ammunition and crew equipment according to your mission needs.

Variants

Patria AMV XP 8x8 has been developed to provide optimal modularity of components and to be adaptable for a wide range of versions without changing basic vehicle systems.

Patria AMV XP is available in three different models:
- Basic model provides the platform for the following variants: armoured personnel carrier (APC), infantry fighting v-hicle (IFV), command vehicle, ambulance, reconnaissance vehicle, anti-tank guided missile vehicle (ATGM), armoured repair and recovery vehicle (ARRV), and finally, the 120 mm Patria Nemo mortar system.
- High Roof Model provides extra space at the rear of the vehicle (34 cm higher than the basic model), which is ideal if the vehicle is used as a command, C4I, ambulance or workshop vehicle.
-Heavy Weapon Platform has been optimised to carry large-calibre weapon systems such as the 120 mm AMOS mortar system or the 105/120 mm mobile cannons (MGS).

All previously mentioned 3 models and all their variants of AMVXP are available as 40 cm longer vehicles.


 

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