Patria launched at Eurosatory a new vehicle – Patria 6×6, which brings the basic principles behind its predecessor into the present day, with its multifunctional transport capacity and modularity that adapts easily to the customer’s needs.
Patria 6×6 is a successor to the Pasi Armoured Personnel Carrier and to complement the vehicle fleets of customers of the legendary Patria AMV 8×8. Patria 6×6 is a multipurpose transport vehicle. The chassis structure is based on the same components as the AMV, but with one less axle. The vehicle is driven by all three axles and steered from the front two, or all three, depending on its equipage. Optional equipage can be added to bring the 6×6 closer to the AMV. For example, various ballistic and mine protection levels, weapon systems, self-protection systems and other interior equipment are available.
Patria 6×6 can be equipped with a variety of weapon systems and, if required, the Patria Nemo 120-mm mortar system. The 6×6 has a maximum load-bearing capacity of 8.5 tonnes/18,739 lbs. The protection of the armoured 6×6 reaches STANdardization AGreement (STANAG) level 4, which means protection against even heavy machine gun fire. Due to the 6×6’s good load carrying capacity, it has better protection than previous Pasi APCs. Its mine protection is top-notch, even at the basic level, but up to 10 kilos of mine protection can be achieved.
Boarding and leaving the 6×6 is easy. In addition to the crew of 2-3 persons, the vehicle has seats for ten combat troops, depending on its purpose and layout. The driver can easily adapt to the controls in the 6×6’s truck-like cab. The vehicle is designed as a simple and cost-effective truck-like solution. In terms of durability, it will continue along the trail pioneered by its predecessor, the Pasi. The 6×6 is also a clearly unified concept in terms of its manufacturing technology. If necessary, the final assembly and equipage can easily be completed by a partner in the destination country. The 6×6 meets NATO standards and is ideally suited to e.g. peacekeeping missions anywhere in the world. The vehicle’s life cycle support is an integral part of the Patria 6×6.
«There has long been demand on the market for a successor to the Pasi Armoured Personnel Carrier, which has been in production since the 80s. The new 6×6 brings the basic principles behind its predecessor into the present day, with its multifunctional transport capacity and modularity that adapts easily to the customer’s needs», says Janne Räkköläinen, Vice President, Vehicle Systems, Patria’s Land business unit.
|Length||7.5 m/24.6 feet|
|Height||2.5 m/8.2 feet|
|Width||2.9 m/9.5 feet|
|Maximum Total Weight (MTW)||24,000 kg/52,911 lbs.|
|Top speed||˃100 km/h/62 mph|
|Fording depth||1.5 m/4.9 feet|
|Range||˃700 km/435 miles|
|5-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine|
|Power||294 kW/394 hp|
|Automatic transmission||7 forward gears, 2 reverse|
|Drive configuration||Continuous all-wheel drive|
|Brakes||Compressed-air, hydraulic disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Steering||Power-assisted mechanical steering on 1 and 2 axles, optional rear wheel steering|
|MACHINING SUPPORT BLOCK|
|Suspension||Independent suspension, double wishbone on each axle|
|Spring suspension||Coil springs, optional hydropneumatics hydrostrut|
The chassis structure is based on the same components as the AMV, but with one less axle