AMV28A 8x8 armoured Patria successful swimming tests 11606171

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AMV28A 8x8 armoured from Finnish Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests.
The Finnish Defense Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests with its latest generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle, the AMV28A in the end of May in Finland. With a total weight of 28 tonnes the vehicle swam without difficulties, as expected. Patria AMV28A, where 28A stands for 28 tonnes GVW amphibious (sea-stage 3) vehicle, is the latest member of Patria AMV product family, introduced at IDEX 2017 event earlier this year.
     
The Finnish Defense Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests with its latest genration of 8x8 armoured vehicle, the AMV28A in the end of May in Finland.
Patria AMV28A during swimming tests in Finland. (Photo Patria)
     
In the swimming tests, two different Patria AMV28A vehicles were tested - one in test configuration with full amphibious weight of 28 tonnes and the other one equipped with Kongsberg PROTECTOR MCT-30 turret with some payload capacity available. Both vehicles had no difficulties completing the various amphibious tests at the Hanko area in southern Finland during rather strong wind conditions, constant wind speed being 10-13 m/s, in gusts more than 17 m/s.

The new Patria AMV28A is an upgraded version of the Finnish 8×8 multi-role military vehicle AMV which is in service with many countries all over the world.

The new vehicle has an elongated body and is equipped with enhanced protection , as well as remote controlled weapon station Kongsberg MCT-30 with 30mm Bushmaster Mk44, which is mounted on a lower unit, Protector M153 OWS with M2HB and Javelin anti-tank system.

The AMV28A is designed to perform land and amphibious operations offering high level of protection against ballistic and mine threats. The vehicle is propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10 km/h thanks to two propellers mounted at the rear of the hull.

The AMV28A has a crew of three including driver, commander and gunner, the rear part of the hull can accommodate 8 dismounting soldiers.
     
The Finnish Defense Company Patria has successfully completed swimming tests with its latest genration of 8x8 armoured vehicle, the AMV28A in the end of May in Finland.
Patria AMV28A 8x8 armoured vehicle at IDEX 2017, defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
 

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