Sweden is strengthening its defence capabilities at sea with eight new mortar vessels. These vessels will be equipped with the Patria NEMO Navy turreted 120 mm system. The vessels have been ordered by FMV (Försvarets materielverk) from Swede Ship Marine AB. In addition, Patria is also delivering its NEMO mortar systems for training purposes. Patria is delivering its mortar system to the Swedish armed forces for the first time as a subcontractor to Swede Ship Marine AB. Amphibious units in Stockholm and Gothenburg will soon have eight vessels that can provide artillery support from the sea.
Patria NEMO Navy is a turreted, remote-controlled 120 mm mortar system. The turret is a light and compact system, ideal for applications in fast-moving naval fleets and mechanised fleets. It is an indirect fire support system, but due to its direct fire capability, it can also be used for self-defence against other vessels. Patria NEMO Navy can also fire Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) fire missions where up to 6 grenades are hitting the target simultaneously. Patria NEMO Navy is functioning perfectly on board. Rapid response, accuracy, shoot & scoot, firepower, protection, mobility – all the characteristics of Patria’s Game Changers of the Battlefield.
Patria NEMO can be integrated into a variety of platforms, including Patria 6×6 armoured vehicle, which the Swedish armed forces have already ordered from Patria. This combination will be on display when the Swedish army celebrates its 500-year anniversary at Gärdet, Stockholm, on 27 May 2023. Turret and vessel protect the crew against ballistic treats and battlefield contaminants within the protection level of the platform vessel. The light and compact turret is easily installable on fast-moving patrol boats and landing crafts. Enables supporting of the landing troops with highly effective infantry support weapon system which is on the same compact sized landing craft as the landing troops are using.
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. 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, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 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 Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.