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Patria to Deliver New Leopard 2L Tracked Bridge Layer Vehicles to Finnish Defence Forces

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Patria to Deliver New Leopard 2L Tracked Bridge Layer Vehicles to Finnish Defence Forces

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Patria to Deliver New Leopard 2L Tracked Bridge Layer Vehicles to Finnish Defence Forces
Patria to Deliver New Leopard 2L Tracked Bridge Layer Vehicles to Finnish Defence Forces

Patria and the Logistics Command of the Finnish Defence Forces have signed an agreement on delivery of new Leopard 2L Tracked Bridge Laying Vehicles. The Finnish Defence Forces procures six new bridge layers that can transport, launch, and retrieve LEGUAN bridges of different lengths. The bridge layers will be built by Patria on the Finnish Defence Forces’ Leopard 2A4 main battle tank chassis. The complete value of the procurement without value added tax is approximately 23,6 million euros and its employment impact in Finland is approximately 70 person-years of work. The agreement covers already the third delivery batch of Leopard 2L bridge layers from Patria. The previous delivery projects were conducted in 2005-2008 and 2018-2022. Deliveries of the new bridge layers are scheduled for 2026-2028.

From left: EVP, Finland Division Jussi Järvinen and President & CEO Esa Rautalinko of Patria, and Director Jari Mikkonen and Vice Director Juha-Matti Ylitalo of Defence Forces Logistics Command.
From left: EVP, Finland Division Jussi Järvinen and President & CEO Esa Rautalinko of Patria, and Director Jari Mikkonen and Vice Director Juha-Matti Ylitalo of Defence Forces Logistics Command.(Photo by Patria)

“The agreement further strengthens Patria’s position in the Finnish defence industry as the leading supplier of system integrations and engineer corps’ heavy equipment to the Finnish Defence Forces,” comments Jussi Järvinen, Patria’s Executive Vice President for Finland Division.

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.

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