Official statement from Patria on the joint Slovak-Finnish 8x8 vehicle development programme

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The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have today announced the launch of a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected to deliver a new Patria 8x8 chassis for the 8x8 IFVs as part of the programme.
 
The industrial partners selected by the Ministries of Defence of both countries are Konstrukta-Defence a. s. (prime contractor), Patria Land Systems Oy (newly developed chassis) and EVPÚ a. s. (weapon system).
 
The 8x8 combat armoured vehicle programme starts with a testing phase in Slovakia, and after the trials in Slovakia the vehicle will be tested in Finland this winter. Based on the results of the development programme and successful tests, the SVK MOD plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of this SVK Armed Forces modernisation programme to be delivered in the period 2018-2024.
 
The Patria AMVXP 8x8 vehicle includes NATO and EU proven solutions which fulfil customers' requirements. “During this programme, we will develop – together with EVPÚ a. s., Konstrukta Defence a. s. and other partners of the Slovak defence industry – a new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with the Turra weapon system, fulfilling the requirements of both Slovakian and Finnish Defence Forces. We have had continuous production in our manufacturing network since 2003, which creates capability to short lead time deliveries. We also have solid and strong experience of technology transfer programmes and localization of manufacturing of vehicles, which will create work and business opportunities in Slovakia, when the serial production and delivery phase comes in”, confirmed Mika Kari, President of Land Business Unit Patria.

Author: Patria/MO SR, Photo: MO SR - ilustračné - Date: 17.11.2017
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