Germany Joins Finland-led Common Armoured Vehicle System Project

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Germany Joins Finland-led Common Armoured Vehicle System Project
6×6 CAVS vehicle @Patria

Germany has signed an agreement on joining the Finland-led Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS).

CAVS is based on the 6 x 6 armoured vehicle developed by Patria. Germany's signing of the agreement is seen to suggest that it will order Patria 6 x 6 vehicles.

Sweden has joined the framework agreement under the project, which makes it possible to order vehicles from Patria, and it will order its own test series of the vehicles. The actual serial procurement will be carried out after the test phase. Sweden's serial procurement will include several vehicle types, amounting to hundreds of vehicles in all.

Finland, Latvia and Patria signed the framework agreement on armoured vehicles in 2021. At the same time, Latvia ordered more than 200 Patria 6 x 6 armoured vehicles while Finland signed a letter of intent on 160 vehicles.

Finland's serial procurement was launched in 2021 with a test series commissioned by the Defence Forces, which was used to decide on the equipment for the vehicles. The Defence Forces' serial order is now being finalised with the aim of getting the first new XA-300 armoured vehicles into service this year.

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