The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) and Patria renewed the Life Cycle Support Agreement for XA-180 and XA-188 fleets manufactured by Patria. The purpose of the new agreement is to support ECDI in the maintenance, repair, modifications as well as spare part supplies of the XA fleet. The previous agreement was signed in 2013 and has been in effect since 2014 until the end of 2021. The expiring agreement was signed with the Estonian Defense Forces, whereas the new instead with ECDI. The renewed agreement is valid for the next seven years.
“Patria’s Life Cycle Support services for our products are an important part of our business. We do not only want to offer our customers top-class products, but also guarantee a cost effective and long product life cycle with tailored maintenance packages and support. We have been cooperating with Estonian Defence Forces for several years and we are pleased to continue this cooperation with ECDI for at least the next seven years to keep the XA fleets in operation”, says Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit.
The Patria Pasi (earlier known as the Sisu Pasi) is a Finnish-made six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) originally designed for Finnish Defence Forces. The first version was produced in 1983 and serial production began in 1984. It was designed to operate with ease of use, simple structure and low-cost maintenance. The basic appearance and configuration of Patria Pasi is similar to most wheeled APCs. The XA-180 and XA-185 versions are fully amphibious while the XA-203 is not.
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 has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. 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.