Patria and Kongsberg to team for major combat vehicle and weapon system program in Middle-East

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Patria and Kongsberg to team for major combat vehicle and weapon system program in Middle-East
Patria and Kongsberg have announced today a teaming agreement to pursue together a major combat vehicle and weapon system program in the Middle East region. Patria is the market leader of modern 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles and turreted 120 mm mortar systems with strong sales track-record.
     
Patria and Kongsberg have announced today a teaming agreement to pursue together a major combat vehicle and weapon system program in the Middle East region. Patria is the market leader of modern 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles and turreted 120 mm mortar systems with strong sales track-record. Patria Nemo 120mm self-propelled mortar carrier
     
Both Patria AMV 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle and Patria Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar are already in use in the Middle East. In autumn 2010, the Finnish defence products company Patria signed a major arms deal regarding its Nemo 120 mm mortar system. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institut's Arms Transfert Database, Patria has delivered, in 2012-2013, 36 Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar systems to Saudi Arabia.

Patria AMV 8x8 is currently in commission by seven nations in wide range of environments. The vehicle is combat-proven in the real mission environment.

Kongsberg offers products and systems for remotely controlled weapon systems, command and control, weapons guidance, communications solutions and missiles. The two companies make a strong team together and will now develop their solution further to meet the future customer needs.

Together with Kongsberg we are a strong competitor with outstanding performance, skills and solutions, enabling us to offer the state of the art systems for next generation soldiers”, says Mika Kari, President of Patria’s Land business unit.

This is a strategic partnership - combining each company’s unique strengths and expertise as well as our best practices means we can build even better solutions to future markets”, says Espen Henriksen, President of Kongsberg Protech Systems.

     

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