New version of the Patria AMVXP vehicle is delivered to Slovakia

The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have agreed on a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected to deliver a new prototype version of AMVXP 8x8 vehicle as part of the programme.

patria deliver amvxp slovakia 925 001 In September 2013, Patria has launched its new vehicle concept, the Patria AMVXP during the Defense Exhibition DSEI in London, United Kingdom

The selected industrial partners are Konstrukta Defence a.s. (prime contractor), Patria Land Systems Oy (vehicle) and EVPU a.s. (weapon system) by the Ministries of Defence of both countries. The IFV development program includes a testing phase in Slovakia, and after the Slovakian test period the vehicle will be tested in Finland during this winter. Based on the results of this development program and successful tests, Slovakia plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of their military modernisation programme to be delivered in 2018-2024.

Patria AMVXP is built on the success of Patria AMV and sets a new standard for the future 8x8 armoured wheeled vehicles. Spacious interior and high payload carrying capability provide a platform for future customer variants, allowing the simultaneous integration of weapon systems, protection and crew equipment. Patria AMVXP’s unrivalled mobility is based on an upgraded powerline providing 450 kW engine power together with an unforeseen Integrated Terrain Control System (ITCS). Patria AMVXP’s electrical power generation is measured to match the future requirements for C4I, Battlefield Management and Situational Awareness Systems. Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) together with the vehicle’s digital backbone ensures 21st century soldiers to have the best possible platform to meet their objectives in every theatre of operation now and in the future. Patria AMVXP will further strenghten Patria’s leading armoured wheeled vehicle product range.

Patria AMVXP 8x8 vehicle includes NATO and EU proven solutions which fulfill customer's requirements. “During this program, we will develop together with EVPU a new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with Turra weapon system fulfilling requirements of both Slovakian and Finnish Defence Forces. We have had continuous production in our manufacturing network since 2003, which creates capability to short lead time deliveries. We have also a solid and strong experience of technology transfer programs and localization of manufacturing of vehicles, which creates work and business opportunities in Slovakia, when the serial delivery program will take place”, confirms Mika Kari, President of Land business unit in Patria.

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