Slovakia and Finland with Patria have signed a complete government-to-government (G2G) settlement to buy 76 armored fight autos (ACV) from Patria with three automobile variants. Inside Slovakia’s BOV 8×8 programme Patria will contribute to the event of the native engineering and defence business with transferring high-end armored modular automobile technical expertise and improvements. Geographically, the commercial cooperation covers Slovakia extensively. In March 2022 the Slovakian Ministry of Defence chosen Finland and Patria AMVxp 8×8 as BOV 8×8 programme tender winner. Patria AMVxp 8×8 got here out on high after system exams and feasibility examine analysis. Ultimately of March, the Slovakian authorities introduced approval for the Slovakian Ministry of Defence to start out contract negotiations with Finland and Patria.

“Patria is proud to supply essentially the most trendy spearhead fight automobile answer for Slovakian Land Forces. We’ve had intensive and productive negotiations with Slovakian Ministry of Defence and Slovakian business. Along with Konštrukta Defence, EVPU and CSM, in addition to with different native corporations, we’ve created a long-term answer that gives Slovakia sustainable safety of provide. Moreover, this settlement offers Slovakia the chance to proceed steady acquisition of car variants and associated help of full lifecycle companies beneath the identical contract”, states Jukka Holkeri, Government Vice President for International Division in Patria.


Minister of Defence of Slovakia Jaroslav Nad and Minister of Defence of Finland Antti Kaikkonen. Different representatives within the occasion Mission Director Marcel Janiga of Slovakian Ministry of Defence, Nationwide Armaments Director Jozef Zekucia, State Secretary Marian Majer in addition to the Patria representatives EVP, International, Jukka Holkeri, Gross sales Director Sami Kurela and Mission Director Annamaija Mäki-Ventelä. (Photograph by Patria)

The Patria AMV (Armored Modular Automobile) is an 8×8 multi-role navy automobile produced by the Finnish defence business firm Patria. In 2013 Patria launched a brand new upgraded model of AMV. In June 2014 Patria introduced the title of its subsequent era 8×8 armoured autos, Patria AMVxp, which stands for Further Payload, Further Efficiency and Further Safety. The principle characteristic of the AMV is its modular design, which permits the incorporation of various turrets, weapons, sensors, or communications programs on the identical carriage. Designs exist for various APC autos (armoured personnel service) and IFV variations (infantry preventing automobile), communications variations, ambulances and totally different fireplace help variations, armed with massive caliber mortar and gun programs. The automobile has an excellent degree of mine safety and may face up to explosions of as much as 10 kilograms (22 lb) TNT.

Patria is a world supplier of defence, safety and aviation life cycle help companies, pilot coaching and know-how options. Patria offers its aerospace and navy prospects with gear availability, steady efficiency improvement in addition to chosen intelligence, surveillance and administration system services and products. Patria’s mission is to present its prospects confidence in all situations, and the imaginative and prescient is to be the #1 companion for vital operations on land, sea and air. Patria has a number of places together with Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands 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 type a number one Nordic defence partnership.