The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8Ã—8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. The main feature of the AMV is its modular design, which allows the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors, or communications systems on the same carriage. The important feature is the very good mobility (combining speed, agility, and crew comfort) in rough terrain, enabled by the sophisticated but rugged hydropneumatic suspension adjusting each wheel individually.
The Patria AMV is the undisputed market leader in the product segment of modern armoured wheeled 8×8 vehicles with deliveries to seven different customer nations. The armoured wheeled vehicles and mortar systems developed by Patria represent the latest technology in the industry. Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development. Patria works in close cooperation with its customers and its extensive network of international industrial partners. Patria’s products and services are NATO-compatible and are customised on an individual, customer-by-customer basis.
The Patria AMV product family combines high payload capacity with the latest technology. These features enable simultaneous integration of a high level of protection with heavy weapon systems without compromising mobility of the vehicle. Patria AMV 8×8 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 is available in three different models:
- The AMV Basic model provides the platform for following variants: armoured personnel carrier (APC), infantry fighting vehicle (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.
- The AMV 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.
- The AMV 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 cannon (MGS).
All previously mentioned 3 models and all their variants of AMV are available as 40 cm stretched vehicle. AMV offers the best ballistic protection level in its class, providing front sector protection against APFSDS rounds up to 30 mm and excellent defence against IEDs, EFPs as well as TNT mines of up to 10 kg. The AMV has protection levels up to 30 mm APFSDS frontal arc. Vehicle’s high payload capacity allows a variety of weapon systems to be integrated into the vehicle, starting from 7.62 mm machine guns and extending to a 105/120 mm cannon and a 120 mm AMOS/Patria Nemo mortar system.