Patria delivered Patria AMV 8×8 System Platform vehicle to Saab based on a contract signed last June. The vehicle will be used as a test and development platform for the latest generation of Saab vehicle electronics and video systems, but also for demonstration and marketing purposes. Saab will equip the vehicle with its latest video- and vehicle electronic solutions, connected to C4I systems and other innovations. This AMV 8×8 System Platform vehicle combines the knowledge and experience of two high-tech companies. Patria provides the performance and features of a multi-role armored wheeled vehicles with a top-level mobility, survivability and fire power, while Saab offers durable military electronics that meet severe battlefield requirements. These state-of-the-art features together provides unique added value to the customers in a modern 8×8 vehicle market.
“We are now eager to start using this state-of-the-art vehicle as a test and development platform as well as a demonstrator for marketing purposes showcasing our capabilities. We also look forward to continue the close cooperation with Patria”, says JÃ¶rgen Sedsten, CEO of Saab Tactical Electronics AB.
“We are looking forward to seeing the System Platform Vehicle when Saab has performed its system integrations and to start the joint marketing operations of this high technology product. Patria’s AMV 8×8 with modern communication and control systems is an excellent solution for protected, mobile command posts and headquarters for various type of operations”, says Petri Jokinen, VP Sales and Business Development of Patria’s Land business unit.
Patria AMV is a global market leader in modern 8×8 vehicles, and over 1,600 vehicles have been sold to eight nations. Patria AMV provides the performance and features of a multi-role vehicle. It is perfect for any operation in any environment where mobility, survivability and fire power are needed. Patria offers large scale of variants to meet the specific needs of the customers worldwide from hot deserts to arctic conditions. Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.