Finland and Latvia have agreed on a joint development programme for sustained army mobility enhancement, to which Patria is to deliver a 6x6 vehicle chassis platform, the company announced on 29 January.
This joint programme aims at development of a common armoured wheeled vehicle system. The programme is also open for other countries by mutual consent of Finland and Latvia. In the event the development leads to actual vehicle system procurement in the future, the common system will enhance mobility, cost-efficiency, interoperability and security of supply for the armies in both countries.
“This is an important opening for us, and we hope to see this new vehicle version in production as part of this programme. [The] Patria 6x6 vehicle is our top-notch product, combining excellent terrain mobility and ease of use. Long life-span and easy maintenance make it very cost-efficient. It adapts into several missions. Naturally, it would be great if there were also other countries joining forces with Finland and Latvia,” commented Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land business unit.
The Patria 6x6 combines all the best features of the company’s XA and AMV vehicles. It is simplified, reliable and designed to fill the highest requirements of customers. Its state-of-the-art terrain mobility is guaranteed by an efficient power unit and the independent suspension familiar from the Patria AMV vehicle. Due to the spacious cabin and well-defined functions, it is easy to drive and user training is simple. Reliability is underlined by the multitude of commercial components used in the vehicle. Commercial components, long life-span and easy maintenance make the vehicle extremely cost-efficient.