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Sweden Purchases 321 Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS)

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Sweden Purchases 321 Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS)

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Sweden Purchases 321 Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS)
Sweden Purchases 321 Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS)

The Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (FMV) has signed a contract to buy 321 six-wheeled armoured vehicles from the international defence and technology company Patria. The contract has a value of around 470 million euros and is one of the largest ever in Sweden for Patria. The 321 vehicles, which in Sweden are called Pansarterrängbil 300, will be stationed at Livgardet regiment in Kungsängen and several other units around the country. Patria has previously delivered 20 6×6 vehicles which were ordered in a separate contract signed in April 2023. Patria 6×6 vehicle was chosen as the platform for a unique Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) collaboration programme between several European countries, participated already by Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Germany. Finland purchased additional 40 6×6 vehicles in January 2024, which brings the total number of the Finnish purchase to 131. Sweden joined the 6×6 research and development programme in 2022.

“Sweden is an increasingly important market for us, and we are glad to be able to support the Swedish Armed Forces at a time of their significant expansion. We are confident that we can fill the deliveries promptly as we have done previously. Pansarterrängbil 300 vehicle is an excellent example of Finnish-Swedish cooperation as the vehicle is designed for Nordic conditions from the start and significant value is provided by Swedish suppliers, such as the engine and the steel of its armour”, says Mats Warstedt, Senior Vice President of Market Area Nordics at Patria.

Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS)
Patria 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS). (Photo by Patria)

The Patria 6×6 vehicle set for delivery is the troop transportation model, which offers the latest vehicle technology such as state-of-the-art protection for up to 12 crew members. The vehicle is modular and can be configured for a wide range of different purposes. Apart from troop transport, it will be used for command & control and ambulance duties in Sweden, and it will form an important cornerstone for Sweden’s increasing defence capability. Robust and fully independent suspension, which is similar to Patria AMV XP, together with high performance drive line, ensures unforeseen mobility and crew comfort in the 6×6 category. The vehicle has mobility optimised continuous all-wheel drive and steering by front two axles. Amphibious capability for water crossing and amphibious landing operations is available as an option.

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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