Patria has accomplished the Sisu Pasi XA-180 armoured personnel automobile Mid-Life-Improve undertaking because the final automobiles have now been delivered to the Finnish Military. The settlement of Mid-Life-Improve (MLU) of XA-180 armoured personnel carriers was signed by Patria and the Finnish Defence Forces in 2013. In the course of the undertaking all XA-series automobiles have been modernized and aligned. The carried out modifications included new electrical methods and communications tools, in addition to an up to date crew house with improved seating options. Additionally key parts, comparable to engines, energy transmission and axles, had been inspected and repaired, or changed if mandatory.

“XA-series’, also called “Pasi” automobiles, modernization undertaking has been an essential undertaking for Patria and the lifecycle of the automobiles has been secured till the 2040s. By then, the mobility efficiency of XA-180 automobiles is supposed to get replaced by the brand new Patria 6×6 automobiles. Patria appreciates the versatile cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces and quite a few different cooperation companions. In Finland, the undertaking’s employment impact has been greater than 450 person-years in whole”, commented Patria’s Finland Division’s Military Enterprise Space chief Tommi Svensk.


Sisu Pasi XA-180 6×6 amphibious armoured personnel provider (APC). (Photograph by Patria)

The Patria Pasi (earlier generally known as the Sisu Pasi) is a Finnish-made six-wheeled armoured personnel provider (APC) initially designed for Finnish Defence Forces. The primary variant was produced in 1983 and serial manufacturing started in 1984. It was designed to function with ease of use, easy construction and low-cost upkeep. The essential look and configuration of the Pasi is just like most different wheeled APCs. The XA-180 and XA-185 are totally amphibious whereas different variants aren’t.

Patria is a global supplier of defence, safety and aviation life cycle assist companies, pilot coaching and know-how options. Patria supplies its aerospace and navy clients with tools availability, steady efficiency improvement in addition to chosen intelligence, surveillance and administration system services. Patria has a number of areas together with Finland, Sweden, Neatherlands, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and collectively these three firms type a number one Nordic defence partnership.