Finland, Estonia and Latvia to Develop Wheeled APC

Estonian Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Finland Jukka Juusti have on 17 December 2019 signed a trilateral Letter of Intent. In the Letter of Intent the Ministries of Defence of Estonia, Latvia and Finland express their intention to engage in common consultations, exploring the possibility to establish a cooperative programme for the development of platform for an armored personal carrier with increased mobility.

The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.
The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.

The goal is to find an optimal solution for all three countries for increasing infantry mobility, with the initial plan being to reach procurement in 2024. Estonia, Latvia and Finland are initially planning to focus on the cooperation programme, in order to find the common ground required for the future procurement. The development of a common vehicle platform could also provide increased value for money, interoperability and security of supply. The Letter of Intent is non-binding and does not constitute any obligation to procure any service or product.
The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.
The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle) is an 8×8 multi-role military vehicle produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria.

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