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Mid-life upgrade

Patria has signed an agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Hamina Class fast attack craft. The procurement is part of the Naval Capability Development Programme, based on which the overhaul of Hamina Class vessels will ensure continued naval defence capabilities in the period between the decommissioning of Rauma Class fast attack craft and the commissioning of Squadron 2020 corvettes during the 2020s. The total value of the delivery contract, without options, is around 170 million euros (excluding VAT). The estimated employment effect of the programme in Finland will be around 300 person-years.

As it waits for the production of its new corvettes under the Squadron 2020 program, the Finnish Navy has awarded Patria, with Saab as the main subcontractor, a contract for the mid-life upgrade of its Hamina-class fast attack missile craft (FI Navy photo)
As it waits for the production of its new corvettes under the Squadron 2020 program, the Finnish Navy has awarded Patria, with Saab as the main subcontractor, a contract for the mid-life upgrade of its Hamina-class fast attack missile craft (FI Navy photo)

Patria will act as the prime contractor, designer and lead system integrator having the overall responsibility for the project. The delivery includes a number of sensor, weapon and communication systems, system upgrades, as well as ship technical modifications and overhauls. In addition to extending the lifecycle of the attack craft, their anti-submarine warfare capability is enhanced. Related to the new capabilities, Patria will equip the Hamina Class craft with its new, innovative Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Target system, which enables flexible and cost-effective anti-submarine warfare training.

As part of the extensive supply chain management effort involved, Patria also signed the most significant subcontracts related to Combat Management System (CMS), torpedo and sensor systems with Saab AB and ship technical work with Oy Western Shipyard Ltd.

«The Hamina Class mid-life upgrade is a large effort, which has been planned in close cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces. We have strong expertise and capabilities for leading and implementing challenging and extensive system integration projects as a prime contractor. We were also responsible for the successful Rauma Class fast attack craft mid-life upgrade project», says Pasi Niinikoski, President of Patria’s Systems Business Unit.

Patria for Emirates

The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Armed Forces has ordered Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicles. All details of the contract are classified.

Patria’s products and services are NATO-compatible and are customised on an individual, customer-by-customer basis
Patria’s products and services are NATO-compatible and are customised on an individual, customer-by-customer basis

«This is a magnificent extension for the ongoing, successful co-operation between the UAE Armed Forces and Patria. UAE Armed Forces have been very satisfied with their existing AMV vehicles as they meet all the customer’s needs and are suitable for the needed, challenging circumstances. These vehicles will be produced by our Polish partner in a very tight time schedule. The agreement done now is very significant for Patria, and we are excited about this and looking forward to providing the vehicles», says Mika Kari, President of Patria Land business unit.

Patria AMV offers effective protection, increased mobility, modularity and combat proven performance. The vehicle’s structural solutions enable high payload capacity, high level of protection and integration of heavy weapon systems. Patria AMV has received excellent feedback from customers for its performance in combat and crisis management operations in Afghanistan and Chad. Patria has contracts for over 1,400 Patria AMV vehicles.

 

Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle)

Patria AMV product family combines high payload capacity with the latest technology. These features enable simultaneous integration of a high level of protection with heavy weapon systems without compromising mobility of the vehicle.

Patria works in close cooperation with its customers and its extensive network of international industrial partners
Patria works in close cooperation with its customers and its extensive network of international industrial partners

Patria AMV 8×8 has been developed to provide optimal modularity of components and to be adaptable for a wide range of versions without changing basic vehicle systems. Patria AMV is available in three different models.

  1. Basic model provides the platform for following variants: Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), command vehicle, ambulance, reconnaissance vehicle, Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle (ATGM), Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (ARRV), and finally, the 120-mm Patria Nemo mortar system.
  2. High Roof Model provides extra space at the rear of the vehicle (13.4 inch/34 cm higher than the basic model), which is ideal if the vehicle is used as a command, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), ambulance or workshop vehicle.
  3. Heavy Weapon Platform has been optimised to carry large-calibre weapon systems such as the 120-mm AMOS mortar system or the 105/120-mm cannon (MGS).

All previously mentioned 3 models and all their variants of AMV are available as 15.7 inch/40 cm stretched vehicle.

AMV offers the best ballistic protection level in its class, providing front sector protection against Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) rounds up to 30-mm and excellent defence against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs) as well as TNT mines of up to 22 lbs/10 kg. Vehicle’s high payload capacity allows a variety of weapon systems to be integrated into the vehicle, starting from 7.62-mm machine guns and extending to a 105/120-mm cannon and a 120-mm AMOS/Patria Nemo mortar system.

 

Patria AMVXP

The latest version of AMV product family is Patria AMVXP, which is built on the success of Patria AMV and sets a new standard for the future 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicles. Spacious interior and high payload carrying capability provide a platform for future customer variants, allowing the simultaneous integration of weapon systems, protection and crew equipment. Patria AMVXP is also available as 15.7 inch/40 cm stretched vehicle.

Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development
Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development

 

Technical Specifications

DIMENSIONS
Length 27.56 feet/8.4 m
Height over hull 7.87 feet/2.4 m
Width 9.19 feet/2.8 m
Track width 8.2 feet/2.5 m
Maximum payload 28,660 lbs/13,000 kg
Maximum combat weight 66,139 lbs/30,000 kg
PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed >62 mph/100 km/h
Climbing capacity 60%
Side slope, maximum 30%
Obstacle 2.3 feet/0.7 m
Trench crossing 6.9 feet/2.1 m
Swimming (optional) 3.7-6.2 mph/6-10 km/h
Fording 5.9 feet/1.8 m
Operating distance 373-621 miles/600-1000 km
PROTECTION
Modular ballistic, mine and IED-protection system according to customers’ requirements. Readiness for future protection technologies as well as future soldier equipment
ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION
Latest generation 530 Amp generator feeding the future electric power needs
LED-LIGHT TECHNOLOGY
High performance, maintenance free driving lights
ENGINE
Power output 603 hp/450 kW
Torque output 2,250 Nm
Engine type 6 inline
TRANSMISSION
Automatic 7+1 gears
DRIVELINE
Drive axles All wheel drive
ITCS Integrated Terrain Control System
Brakes Hydraulically operated disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
CTIS Central Tyre Inflation System
SUSPENSION
Suspension type Fully independent suspension with double wishbone on every wheel station
Spring type Hydropneumatic elements, height adjustment optional
STEERING
Steering type Hydraulically assisted steering with mechanical linkage for 1st and 2nd axle, rear axle steering optional

 

The armoured wheeled vehicles and mortar systems developed by Patria represent the latest technology in the industry

 

Patria AMV XP sets a new standard for the future armoured wheeled vehicles