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Germany Joins Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) Programme’s Research and Development Agreement

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Germany Joins Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) Programme’s Research and Development Agreement

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Germany Joins Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) Programme’s Research and Development Agreement
Germany Joins Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) Programme’s Research and Development Agreement

Germany has proceeded to the research and development agreement phase of the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme. The agreement parties are the CAVS participant nations Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Germany, and Patria. Germany is the fourth country to join the research and development phase of this multinational programme, which was initiated by Finland and Latvia in 2020, and later joined by Sweden in 2022. By acceding to the agreement, Germany will have access to the results of the product development packages developed in the programme and will be in a position to co-define the requirements for future mission variants.

“We are glad to welcome Germany into this agreement to share the results of the development made and benefiting from cooperation with other EU and NATO countries participating in the programme. We value the strength that Germany will bring into this programme, both as a respected military power as well as adding strong industrial versatility in it. Patria with its partners is ready to meet the needs of Germany within the programme”, says Hugo Vanbockryck, Head of Market Area Europe at Patria.

Patria 6×6 six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier.
Patria 6×6 six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier. (Photo by Patria)

Within the CAVS programme, the 6×6 armoured vehicle system development is led by Patria, that has more than four decades of experience in developing and delivering state-of-the-art protected troop transportation and system integration. Vast majority of supply of the vehicles is conducted by utilising the member nations’ local industry capabilities and every new nation is inherently reinforcing the security of supply for the whole collaboration system. The CAVS related Patria 6×6 deliveries are ongoing to Latvia, Finland and Sweden, and vehicles are in operational use. The programme is open to European countries with similar equipment requirements.

The Patria 6×6 (Patria XA-300) is a six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier produced by the Finnish defence industry company Patria. Patria 6×6 chassis is based on Patria AMVXP structures and components. The expected service life of the vehicle is more than 30 years. Patria 6×6 is primarily designed for troop transport but can be configured for other roles as well. The basic platform can be tailored to meet varying user requirements by many optional features e.g. swimming system, winch, upgraded armour protection and diverse weapon systems. Available weapons range from machine gun up to 25/30 mm medium calibre direct fire weapon systems and Patria Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar system.

Patria 6×6 six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier.
Patria 6×6 six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier. (Photo by Patria)

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