The Patria AMV28A successfully underwent amphibious tests at the Hanko area in southern Finland. The vehicles met the test objectives without difficulties. Patria AMV28A is a new member of the AMV series of wheeled armoured vehicles produced by Patria, a company based in Finland. Swimming tests were performed during strong wind conditions with constant wind speed of up to 13m/s and gusts of more than 17m/s. The bolt-on marine environment amphibious kit fitted to the vehicle allows operation at sea-state 3 conditions. An automated amphibious mode allows the vehicle to swim at a maximum speed of 10km/h.
The vehicle installed with Kongsberg PROTECTOR MCT-30 medium-calibre turret mounting commander’s independent weapon station with a 12.7mm machine gun and a Javelin anti-tank (AT) missile launcher. The MCT-30 basic armored protection is Level 1 STANAG 4569. This can be increased by attaching modular armor (plates) to the turrets front and sides. The MCT-30 as a Remote Weapon Station, means the vehicle Commander and Gunner are more safely stationed in the vehicles hull opposed to in the elevated turret. Servicing of the main gun (reloading the ammunition handling systems) is done from within the vehicles hull.
The AMV28A is manned by a crew of three, including driver, commander and gunner, while the troop compartment can accommodate eight dismounting soldiers. The vehicle is equipped with desert air conditioning system for high comfort in hot and humid conditions. The AMV offers the highest level of ballistic protection in its class. The frontal section of the hull provides protection against armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding-sabot (APFSDS) rounds up to 30mm, while the vehicle offers protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), explosive formed projectiles (EFPs), as well as TNT mines of up to 10kg. The crew is also protected from modern asymmetric threats.
The Patria AMV28A is powered by a Scania DI 12 diesel engine coupled to ZF automatic transmission with seven forward gears and one reverse gear. The fully independent suspension of the vehicle integrates hydro-pneumatic springs, and a double wishbone on each wheel station. The height of the suspension can be optionally adjusted as required. The all-wheel drive vehicle is equipped with integrated terrain control system (ITCS), central tyre inflation system (CTIS) and hydraulically operated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS). An automated amphibious mode allows the vehicle to swim at a maximum speed of 10km/h.