Patria AMVxp Tank Destroyer being fitted with Leonardo’s HITFAC turret, armed with a 120 mm smoothbore gun. The vehicle has a crew of four, the driver in the hull and the remaining three, commander, gunner and provider, in the turret. Twelve 120 mm rounds are available in the turret, 20 more being available in the vehicle hull, which retains the ability to carry two more soldiers on seats at the rear. The rear ramp being retained as it is considered an optimal solution for loading ammunition, the turret crew finding it much easier to enter the vehicle from the rear rather than from upper hatches.
To improve mobility the vehicle was fitted with 16R20 tires, which were introduced with the AMVXP. Leonardo has developed the successor of the HITFACT seen on the AMVXP, which is being provided to the Italian Army as part of the Centauro II mobile gun system; lighter, with a new gun, it has a number of improvements, the breech being modified to accept a programming module to fire all the latest type of ammunition, allowing it to use the optimal round according to the target. An automatic loading system should also be developed.
Patria AMV 8×8 Heavy Weapon Platform has been optimised to carry large-calibre weapon systems such as the 120 mm AMOS mortar system or the 120 mm cannon (MGS). The latest version of AMV product family is Patria AMVXP, which is built on the success of Patria AMV and sets a new standard for the future 8×8 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 is also available as 40 cm stretched vehicle.