Germany has signed a statement of intent to join the Finnish-led, Common Armoured Vehicle System, CAVS programme. The official joining agreement is due to be signed before the end of 2022. Germany will be the fifth country to join the first stage of multinational cooperation. Finland, Latvia and Estonia entered the programme in 2019 and Sweden in 2021. The joint programme is open to other countries sharing similar requirements with the mutual consent of the participating countries.
Patria as the chosen provider of the 6×6 vehicle platform is responsible for system development within CAVS. Within the CAVS programme, Latvia has ordered more than 200 personnel carrier armoured vehicles in August 2021, of which Patria has delivered already over a dozen. Finland signed a letter of intent in August 2021 for 160 new personnel vehicle carriers and pre-series deliveries for Finland take place in June. Sweden signed an R&D agreement earlier this month for the research and product development phase.
“Patria 6×6 is a modular solution that can cover a wide range of needs. The interest from Germany in the CAVS programme is yet another proof of a great concept. Having new parties involved in the programme benefits everybody in the form of improved mobility and maintenance capabilities as well as increased cost-effectiveness” says Hugo Vanbockryck, Head of Market Area Europe at Patria.
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’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Spain. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%).