The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract price roughly EUR 28 million (SEK 300 million) to Patria for the improve of Patria XA 202/203 (Pansarterrängbil 202/203 or Patgb 202/203) wheeled armored automobiles. In complete 168 automobiles can be refurbished on the Patria amenities in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The automobiles have been delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces firstly of the 2000s. Patria will make a mid-life improve (MLU) to the complete fleet of armored six-wheeled personnel service automobiles operated by the Swedish Armed Forces. The work will begin instantly with the primary deliveries already this 12 months and with the complete fleet upgraded by the tip of 2025. The upgrades embody the engine, chassis, electrical and hydraulic enhancements and can present a long time of added service life for the automobiles.

“We’re proud that the FMV is exhibiting confidence in Patria’s providing of superior mid-life upgrades to the Swedish Armed Forces’ fleet of XA automobiles. The contract is effectively according to Patria’s ambition to be a strategic companion to the Armed Forces and FMV all through the complete life cycle of delivered merchandise”, says Mats Warstedt, Head of Market Space Nordics at Patria.


Swedish Military Patgb 203A 6×6 Wheeled Armored Automobiles (Picture by Jonas Svensson/Försvarsmakten)

The Patria Pasi (earlier generally known as the Sisu Pasi) is a Finnish-made six-wheeled armored personnel service (APC) initially designed for Finnish Defence Forces. The primary model 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 Patria Pasi are much like most wheeled APCs. The XA-180 and XA-185 variations are absolutely amphibious whereas the Sisu XA 202/203 (Patgb 202/203) isn’t. Swedish Military had ~200 automobiles in complete. Patgb 202 is a XA-202S with a command and management gear. Patgb 203A is a XA-203 outfitted with a 20 mm gun, in 7 configurations like ambulance (unarmed), AT-missile, CBRN-detection, subject repairs, and so forth. And Patgb 203B is a XA-203 outfitted with the turret with the weapon-station Protector Nordic.

Patria is a world supplier of protection, safety, and aviation life cycle help providers, pilot coaching, and know-how options. Patria gives its aerospace and army clients with gear availability, steady efficiency growth in addition to chosen intelligence, surveillance, and administration system services. Patria’s mission is to present its clients confidence in all circumstances, and the imaginative and prescient is to be the #1 companion for crucial operations on land, sea, and air. Patria has a number of places together with Finland, Sweden, 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 corporations kind a number one Nordic protection partnership.

Swedish Army Patgb 203A 6x6 Wheeled Armored Vehicles
Swedish Military Patgb 203A 6×6 Wheeled Armored Automobiles (Picture by Andreas Karlsson/Försvarsmakten)