Germany has taken the next contractual step within the multinational Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme today after signing the Statement of Intent in June 2022. Germany has now officially joined the programme by signing the Technical Arrangement. Sweden joined the programme in 2022 and proceeds now by joining the Framework Agreement as the next stage of preparation for the serial procurement phase. Within the programme, the Patria 6×6 vehicle was chosen as the vehicle platform after the evaluation of available solutions. Patria as the chosen provider of the 6×6 vehicle platform is responsible for system development within CAVS.
“We gladly welcome Germany into the CAVS programme and thank Sweden for taking the next step towards the serial procurement phase. The programme provides all member nations the possibility to purchase cost-effective state-of-the-art and modular armoured vehicles developed within unprecedented multi-national cooperation. Adding yet another country to the programme will improve the mobility and security of supply among all participating nations,” asserts Jukka Holkeri, Executive Vice President of Patria.
CAVS, originally established by Finland and Latvia, is a joint programme of multiple governments to introduce a state-of-the-art new armoured vehicle system. 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 is an international provider of defence 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. 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%).