The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has selected the Finnish Armored Modular Vehicles (AMV) personnel carrier for its future APC, and awarded Patria Land & Armament Oy a contract worth approximately $336 million (SEK 2.5 billion) for the acquisition of 113 AMVs. Five vehicle manufacturers have competed for this contract.
Patria has committed to an offset agreement covering 100% of the program's cost. Among the Swedish subcontractors are providing protection, automotive, suspension, propulsion and electronic systems for the AMV include Scania, SSAB providing steel parts for the armor and Akers Krutbruk providing the protection suite.
The vehicles will be produced in Finland. First deliveries will be made in late 2013 and the vehicles will become operational with the Swedish Army in 2014. By that time the new AMV will replace tracked vehicles currently in service, including the Swedish produced PBV302, and Hägglunds BV206(S) and Russian origin MT-LB, as well as several wheeled 6x6 APC variants of the Patria PASI Series. Eventually the FMV could buy up to 150 AMVs, as the former models are fully retired.
AMV has been in production since 2004. Over 1,500 AMVs have been delivered or are on order. AMVs are currently in service with the Finnish and Polish armies which is operating them in Afghanistan. Croatia will become the third operator as vehicles are 124 AMVs are delivered in 2012. The vehicle has also been selected by Slovenia and South Africa and is under evaluation by the UAE.
Patria AMV offers the latest technology and highest payload capacity enabling the simultaneous integration of high protection level and heavy weapon system without compromising the mobility of the vehicle.
The AMV has the best protection level in its class up to 30 mm APFSDS from frontal arc and it has a top-class mine protection up to 10 kg TNT. The high payload allows various types of weapon systems to be integrated, from 7,62 mm to 105 mm turret systems or 120 mm AMOS / Patria Nemo.
The AMV has been developed to provide optimal modularity of components and to be adaptable for wide range of versions without changes in basic vehicle systems. Versions are based on four hull models:
For further information, please contact:
Patria Land & Armament Oy
Autotehtaantie 6 P.O. Box 186 FI-13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland
Tel. +358 20 4691
Fax +358 20 469 6684