Finnish company Patria said it signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (FMV) for 20 Patria 6x6 armoured vehicles.
The first deliveries of the vehicles, which in Sweden will be called “Pansarterrängbil 300”, will take place within 2023.
Patria 6x6 vehicle was chosen as the platform for a Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) collaboration programme between several European countries, participated already by Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Germany.
The deliveries to Latvia have been ongoing since end of 2021 and Finland received its pre-series vehicles in the summer of 2022. Sweden joined the 6x6 research and development programme in 2022 and the deliveries this year will be the first steps to meet the Swedish demand for several hundred vehicles throughout the 2020s.
The Patria 6x6 vehicle set for delivery is the troop transportation model, offers protection for up to 12 crew members. While Patria 6x6 is primarily designed for troop transportation, the vehicle is modular and can be configured for a wide range of different purposes, including command & control and ambulance duties.